This CLPL is on Tools in School. Below is the video for the course and links to access resources.
The idea is to set out what would be required to start using tools in school and demonstrate how easy it could be to achieve some simple projects. The projects all contain the vital life skill of attaching things with screws.
1/2 These boys concentrated very hard on their #wonderfulwoodwork today. They demonstrated fabulous skills and equally created a wonderful masterpiece to express their imagination @FalkirkFroebel #creativity #STEM #naturalnumeracy pic.twitter.com/R1YLHGs21F
— Bowhouse Early Learning and Childcare (@BowhouseBairns) February 23, 2021
You may have seen the pupil from Carronshore Primary School tweeting his success making a planter from the @littlelessons20 twitter tutorial
Look at the amazing planter this P6W pupil made with the help of @littlelessons20. Brilliant! So many different skills and types of learning going on here. #homelearning #beethebestyoucanbee @carronshoreps pic.twitter.com/VRghCtffFZ
— ℙ𝟞 😀 (@Cpsmrsw) May 4, 2020
or the pupils from Victoria Primary School screw fixing objects to a fence to make a busy board.
@MrsEdwards_VPS @MrMcLeodVPS these busy boys made busy board no 2 for the wee ones it has lots of lights and switches, they particularly liked the retractable seat belt clip. They got lots of insight from dad on tools and what is best to use for particular jobs in the house. pic.twitter.com/kO6wzqGvWP
— Wendy Smith (@WendySm54126618) May 2, 2020
Perfect examples of what can be achieved with these skills and how these learners are being inspired to have an interest in STEM.
To participate in this CLPL, watch the video, have a look at the twitter links above and have a look at the ‘tools in school’ resources here.
As part of the PSDO network across Scotland we have produced these tool guides. These have been approved by SSERC. The guides give you basic teaching points for each tool, images for tool use instructions and H and S to use with pupils and QR codes which lead to videos of using these tools. These guides can be used to provide basic training or checklists for practitioners or could be used with pupils in class. When we return to school and it is possible I would be more than willing to run staff training on tools so please get in touch about this. firstname.lastname@example.org
Falkirk Early Years team have also been providing tools training for their practitioners. They provide info on how to get started and where to buy tools. They have also been working with Pete Moorhouse and he has provided some free resources for Falkirk too. This can all be found on the EY Frobel blog here.
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