Something Old, Something New in Year 2

Today I worked with Year 2. Their new topic is "Something Old, Something New." I decided to challenge the pupils to record videos explaining some objects from my youth which have since become obsolete due to more developed technology.

It was inspired after I saw this video online:

After providing pictures of a variety of objects:

The children used the app Shadow Puppets Edu to create short videos explaining what they thought these objects were and what they were used for. I have to admit I had a laugh at some of their innocent suggestions, which cheered me up after I realised how old I am! 
Once we completed the first video, we spent time talking about the objects and what they actually did and how modern technology has replaced many of them. The children then created another video giving an explanation of what they had learnt about each object. 
Using the app Shadow Puppets gave every child the opportunity to express their predictions and ideas and new found understanding. …

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A Battle in Britain: A Historical Explanation Pack

I am so excited to announce that the latest Read Write Perform pack is now available. We hoped it would have been available a little bit earlier, so we can only apologise for this. We have been inundated with questions as so many people have been waiting for this one.

Hopefully, it will be worth the wait.

The year is 1066. William, Duke of Normandy, is livid: he thinks he should be king over Harold. He sets sail from neighbouring France with a great army - not just a thumbs up ‘great army’ but a ‘wow, that’s a rather large and intimidating ‘great army’.
The Battle of Hastings, The War of the Roses,  the Roman invasion, these are just a few of the significant events which have shaped Great Britain. Let your pupils retell these events in the form of a humorous report, just like Bob Hale from Horrible Histories. 
A Unit of Work aimed at Key Stage 2 & 3. Through reading, researching and then writing an explanation text about a significant historical event, children create their own hum…

Adding the Interrobang to your iPhone keyboard

Recently, I shared this video about some little-known punctuation marks: 

It seemed to get a great reaction from teachers so I decided to put together a little video to show how you can add some of these punctation marks to your iPhone or iPad keyboard. The following video explains how to do it:

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Mr P's Top Ten Tips for Teachers Starting the New Year

Here is a video with some of my top tips for the new school year. This isn't tech based, it has more of a focus on wellbeing! Please feel free to share:

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Things Teacher Never Say When Going Back to School!

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Life as a Teacher told through Game of Thrones

Like most people, I am a MASSIVE fan of Game of Thrones. I do know how I will survive waiting for the final season!

I have previously blogged about the 12 Game of Thrones Characters You See In Every School! and What We Learn from Tyrion about Teaching!

Over the summer, I have created a series of videos using clips from the show to depict life as a teacher. I have created 7 different volumes, one for each season.

I hope you enjoy, if you do, please follow my page on Instagram:

For any #gameofthrones fans! Life as a Teacher told through Game of Thrones Vol. 1 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachers #teachersofig #got7 #got #teacherlife A post shared by Lee Parkinson (@ict_mrp) on Aug 16, 2017 at 12:47pm PDT
Life as a Teacher told through Game of Thrones vol. 2 Tag a #gameofthrones fan! Vol. 1 here - #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacher #teacherlife A post shared by Lee Parkinson (@ict_mrp) on Aug 18, 2017 at 11:11am PDT