A Day in the Life of Molly

Molly had our Vtech camera last week to take some photos of her day.

Eric Liddell

Picture from The Telegraph, by Getty

According to the BBC, the Scottish Government want all Scottish school children to see Chariots of Fire, and the inspirational story of Eric Liddell. The story of Eric Liddell was the main focus for our topic on the Olympics during last session, which included a lot of good language, literacy and Health and Wellbeing work (I may even share more of the work and the plans) and it culminated with watching the film. We even learned the theme on the tin whistle.

Here’s some other good pieces by the BBC on the great man’s life and story:

BBC TV Eric Liddell: A Champion’s Life

BBC World Radio programme

IXL Maths

We are currently trialling a Maths website with some of our pupils for the next month. Letters have been sent home with an explanation, username and password. Please see the link below or in Useful Links on the right of the page.

http://uk.ixl.com appears to be a fun way to practise Maths, and allows pupils to log in at home or at school. The questions and problems are clearly presented though do allow you, if required, to have parts read out, and if you get them wrong it tries to help you. It also keeps a note of how pupils are doing and rewards them as they progress.

As a teacher I would envisage using this to practise and revise previous topics, in class and potentially at home – though only where access is permitted. In time, I think parents could log in with their child and see how they are doing in the different areas.

If IXL proves to be a hit, for all involved, and not a one night wonder, then we’ll need to look at funding. Watch this space.

Mr Archibald