For Hub or home #buildingareadingculture #ExcitingWriting
There are five days’ worth of projects – from the birth of reading and writing in ancient Sumer, to monks in the middle ages, the importance of the inventions of the printing presses – to a brief recent history of children’s literature. Tasks include cuneiform writing, illustrating a initial in Medieval style, along with a timeline and inquiry into the importance of reading to civilisation. You can easily cut straight to the interesting tasks !
- Watch one part each day. Think about how the reader, Rik Mayall, brings the story to life.
- On Friday, when you have heard the whole story, plan how you will create your own Jackanory programme to share with others next week.
- Which book will you choose to read aloud to others?
- How will you share your reading?
Part 1 The Marvellous Plan
Part 2 The Cook up
Part 3 Grandma gets the medicine
Part 4 The pigs, the bullocks, the sheep, the pony and the nanny-goat
Part 5 Marvellous Medicine numbers two, three and four
Teachers can now post videos of themselves reading aloud from the Harry Potter books to children prevented from attending school because of the Covid-19 virus. This follows J.K. Rowling and her agents The Blair Partnership relaxing the usual copyright permissions required. Teachers anywhere in the world are permitted to post videos of themselves reading from Harry Potter books 1-7 onto schools’ secure networks or closed educational platforms from today until the end of the school year (or the end of July in southern hemisphere). A full set of Guidelines for Teachers are downloadable here.
The open licence for teachers is the first of several initiatives being planned to help bring Harry Potter to children at home, which will be announced shortly – watch this space for more details!
Access the activities here.
Check @bbcbitesize every day for learning activities!
Learn with BBC Bitesize.
Materials available here:
Why not go old -school and try your TV? Tune in at 10am every day on the BBC Scotland channel!
Zip is a simple, effective supplementary adaptive phonics resource for ages 5-7 designed to support existing phonics programmes. It is an adaptive learning system. Its alogorithm knows when a child has mastered content, and progresses them to the next phase and set as appropriate. Zip has a Scottish voice option, an English voice option and an Australian voice option. Schools and children using Zip are very positive about it indeed. You can learn more about Zip here.
ReadingWise would like to offer Zip to all children in your school free from now until the coronavirus challenge is over. We don’t know when that will be. For now, they are saying from now until the end of April. If schools remain closed after that, then they will continue to support you with Zip at no cost until you return to school.
Learners’ Library: comprehension resources for ages 6 – 13
The Learners’ Library covers comprehension. It includes a range of texts from the classics to Roald Dahl. You can learn more about it here.
Badger and one of his “big people” are reading a chapter every day! Click here to access Badger’s YouTube channel