Free History/Art Resource

Please download and use our free teaching resources f packed with lots of art ideas to support teaching The Iron Age to The Stone Age in History.

 

Section 1 - Paint Your Cave

Teachers Notes

Learning Objectives

Making Paint - images

Painted Caves and the Animals that inspired them

 

Section 2 - Jewellery

Teachers Notes

Learning Objectives

Stone Age Jewellery Images

Modern Jewellery Images

Iron and Bronze Age Shields

 

Section 3 - Making Felt

Teachers Notes

Learning Objectives

Making Felt Images and Instruction

 

Gender Balance in Computing

An opportunity to get involved with the Gender Balance in Computing project, a major new research project looking at how to engage more female students in computing, as part of the National Centre for Computing Education.

In 2018, only 20% of all GCSE Computer Science students were girls1, but girls are well-represented in extra-curricular learning programmes such as Apps for Good. So the first strand of the new project will investigate the links between extra-curricular learning and school subject choice, in order to discover new ways of encouraging girls to consider GCSE Computer Science.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is looking for secondary schools who are interested in being part of the project. It’s open to schools who offer GCSE Computer Science and who already run / are open to running the Apps for Good programme with their Year 8 pupils.

Key information:

  • The project will run from September 2019 to March 2020.
  • Schools taking part will be asked to use the Apps for Good App Development Standard Course with Year 8 pupils (girls and boys) at some point during this time; this course takes an average of 12 hours to deliver.
  • Schools may be asked to try out some new resources designed to encourage more girls to consider GCSE Computer Science. These resources will be very similar to the standard Apps for Good programme, with some extra activities.
  • Apps for Good will provide schools with ready-to-use materials to minimise the demand on teachers’ time.
  • Pupils will complete short online surveys at the start and the end of the project, in order to measure the impact of the new resources.
  • If you agree to take part, your school will receive the new resources in either September 2019 or March 2020

To get involved, complete this 2-minute form by Tuesday 18 June, and Raspberry Pi will send you further information.

1From the Roehampton Annual Computing Report 2018.

New Tech join the micro pet challenge !

Clackclose Hundred is proud to present The Arm School Program who will be delivering activities using micro:bits where participants can design, make and program an interactive micro:pet. using the very latest technology The session will be a practical hands-on making session where participants can make as well program their product. There will be prizes for the most creative pet! So come and join us and get creative!

More information and booking

Help Parents to keep Children Safe Online

Many parents really struggle when it comes to helping their children stay safe online.  From deciding how much screen-time is 'okay' to how to spot if a child is being groomed, to knowing which online games are unsuitable to how to report concerns about social media, many parents are unsure, lack confidence and are desperate for some guidance. Providing that help can be time-consuming and daunting for a school but there are some things that you can do that are quick and easy and will provide peace of mind for both you and your parents.

1) Internet Matters should be everyone's go-to place for straight forward practical advice about helping children and their parents stay safe online. Share the link ww.internetmatters.org  with parents so that they can learn about online safety at their own pace.

2) Check out Internet Matter's Parent Pack  which contains three separate presentations on; cyberbullying, bullying and a more generic presentation on keeping safe online parents Evening

3) If you don't feel confident presenting to a parents contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can provide online safety sessions for parents, Governors and staff at your school. These sessions can be customised to respond to the particular issues that are of concern to your school. Find out more at www.e2bn.org under the events/ training tab.

4)Attend our Online Safety Leaders' Day on 16th May and improve your own knowledge of online safety Find out more here

Free Computing CPD from NCCE

Would you love to improve computing teaching at your school but are not sure how? Do you have an inexperienced teacher that lacks confidence with computing? Or maybe a confident teacher that would enjoy being challenged?

Sign up for one of the NCCE Computing courses running near you.

All NCCE courses are quality assured by STEM Learning and delivered by experienced facilitators. 

 

Schools in Category 5 or 6 areas have the fee waivered and receive  £100 a day bursary. (Category 5 & 6 are listed here)

Staff from other state-funded schools may attend for £35 a day

 

Primary courses

Cambridgeshire

Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire CB24 4RS

Outstanding KS1 Computing

Outstanding KS2 Computing

Primary Programming and Algorithms

 

Peterborough

Hampton Hargate Primary School, Hargate Way, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough PE7 8BZ

Outstanding KS1 Computing

Outstanding KS2 Computing

Primary Programming and Algorithms

 

Norfolk

Dereham Neatherd High School, Norwich Road, Dereham NR20 3AX

Outstanding Computing at KS2

 

Nottinghamshire

The Redhill Academy, Redhill Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire

Outstanding KS1 Computing 

Primary Programming and Algorithms

Primary courses cost  £35 a day but schools in category 5 or 6 areas have the fee waivered and receive  £100 a day bursary. 

 
"The KS2 Computing course was fantastic. I have learned lots and it has encouraged me to rethink our whole school curriculum. Kathy was brilliant at teaching challenging concepts in an easy to understand way. I will now be replicating this to train up staff in my school. A very enjoyable course. I will be recommending it and the upcoming algorithm course that Kathy will be leading  with other schools in my local area at the computing cluster meeting next week." David Belton, Ass Head, Bisham Drive Junior School, Notts

 

 

Secondary Courses - CS Accelerator Programme 

Cambridgeshire

The Centre for Computing History, Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW

Python Essentials for GCSE Computer Science

Data and Computer Systems in GCSE Computer Science

Networks and  Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

Norfolk

Dereham Neatherd High School, Norwich Road, Dereham NR20 3AX

Networks and Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

Scunthorpe

North Lindsey College, Kingsway, Scunthorpe DN17 1AJ

Python Essentials for GCSE Computer Science

Algorithms in GCSE Computer Science in GCSE Computer Science

Data and Computer Systems In GCSE Computer Science

Networks and  Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

Nottinghamshire

The Redhill Academy, Redhill Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire

Python Essentials for GCSE Computer Science

Algorithms in GCSE Computer Science in GCSE Computer Science

Data and Computer Systems In GCSE Computer Science

Networks and  Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

CS Accelerator courses are FOC to CS teachers plus a bursary of £220 a day

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