Student Driven Inquiry – Process vs Product

Last month in the Primary School we found ourselves in the midst of the Year 6 Exhibition; which is essentially a student driven, inquiry-based research project that extends over a period of approximately 12 weeks. It overwhelms both students and teachers and engulfs us all in questions, that create yet more questions, challenges and of … Continue reading Student Driven Inquiry – Process vs Product

BETT & the Blogging Journey

As I listened to the presentation by Head of ICT, John Jones (@mrjonesICT ) http://ict.ismonacoblog.org/2013/01/31/to-blog-or-not-to-blog-the-ism-question/ that charted the highs and lows of the blogging journey our school has been traveling along at the Bett 2013 Exhibition, I was struck by a number of things. Firstly, the immense progress that can be made in a relatively short … Continue reading BETT & the Blogging Journey

Enriching Comprehension Skills – Imaginative Illustrator

I currently teach Literature Circles lessons to two Year 6 classes each week, generally my favourite part of the week, when we can immerse ourselves in reading together! One of the greatest challenges in a multi-lingual, multi-level classroom is managing student groups to ensure everyone is understanding what they are reading and moving beyond this … Continue reading Enriching Comprehension Skills – Imaginative Illustrator

Primary School Vs Middle School Girls Football Match!

It was with great excitement and anticipation that the Year 6 Primary School girls gathered after school on a crisp January afternoon.  The girls had only had a number of football training sessions with 'Coach Jones' but were enthusiastic and confident in facing their first match challenge against the Year 7 girls. The final result … Continue reading Primary School Vs Middle School Girls Football Match!