Category: Numeracy

Our December FVWL RIC/Education Scotland SWAY Newsletter

FVWL RIC /ES December SWAY Newsletter

Just a reminder of our equity themed December SWAY Newsletter which showcases some of the amazing work going on across our Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative (FVWLRIC). You can see the work across our FVWLRIC workstreams, locally and nationally. This is #OurRIC so please get in touch if you would like more information, have any suggestions or if there is something you would like to share for upcoming February newsletter.

 

Embedding a Play Pedagogy and Learner-Led Approach in Primary 2 and Beyond

Tuesday 1st of February
4pm – 5pm

We continue our sharing practice in Play Pedagogy sessions with another opportunity to hear from practitioners who have embraced play and will share practical tips and suggestions for wherever you are on your play journey.

This session will provide a glimpse into Allan’s Primary School (Stirling) and how they are re-inventing the school experience for their Primary 2 learners. With a focus on Outdoor Learning, regarding their Environment as the third educator and valuing Curiosity Time (learner led experiences), they are harnessing the excellent, play-based practice identified at Early Level and exploring how this may look at the next stage of the school experience.

Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID:77641

For further information Contact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream

A Model For Play Pedagogy

Webinar, 23rd of November at 4pm

This session will share Wallacestone Primary’s journey to build on their existing elements of play in Primary 1 as they have worked over the last three years to make gradual, progressive changes to their approaches to play pedagogy.

They will cover how they have made use of Falkirk Council’s Model for Play Pedagogy to consider child initiated, adult initiated and adult directed learning in Primary 1 and how this has been taken forward into Primary 2. They will look at:
– Their play pedagogy journey in Primary 1 and 2, considering how they support development of Literacy and
Numeracy.
– The professional learning that has underpinned this approach.
– Their next steps working with colleagues in their cluster and neighbourhood group.

Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID: 76995

e-Sgoil – Higher Applications of Maths – Free National e-Learning offer

As part of a free national e-learning offer, e-Sgoil is pleased to be able to offer places on the new Higher Applications of Mathematics course.

e-Sgoil recognise that many schools who had perhaps planned to offer this new course next session may have deferred for another year due to the impact of COVID-19 on planning. e-Sgoil will deliver this course remotely via Microsoft Teams within Glow, providing learners with 250 minutes of real-time, interactive teaching per week, along with high quality, online resources to consolidate learning. It is intended to offer 2 class cohorts, each capped at 20, with learners aggregated from schools across Scotland.

Nutshell guides for schools, learners & parents are available here:

https://www.e-sgoil.com/media/1724/appofmathsschools.pdf

https://www.e-sgoil.com/media/1725/appsofmathshigher.pdf

https://www.e-sgoil.com/media/1723/appofmathsparents.pdf

FVWL RIC Easter School – recorded lessons

Recorded lessons now available:

We are delighted to be offering a range of recorded lessons on our FVWL RIC YouTube Channel which can be fully and freely accessed over Easter and beyond … This range of resources is continually evolving and will be added to as the session progresses.

For our Easter school we will have lessons for Senior Phase pupils designed to support them to succeed in National 5 and Higher SQA assessments.  So far these include: Maths, English, Geography, History, Modern Studies, Classical Studies, Computing Science, Design Manufacture, Biology, Health and Food Technology.

We are also offering a range of Literacy and Numeracy lessons for BGE pupils.  There will be over 50 lessons available initially and these will be added to as the session progresses.

Audrey Farley

Curriculum & Virtual Learning Lead

FVWL RIC Easter School

Live lessons:

We are delighted that e-Sgoil and our Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional improvement Collaborative are offering an Easter programme of real-time, interactive webinars covering Nat 4 to Advanced Higher, for Scottish Senior Phase learners. The programme is not designed to deliver whole course content but will focus on key aspects of the subject(s) and hints and tips on how to be successful in assessments.

The programme which covers over 60 courses runs from 6th – 16th April and there will be three Live Webinars per course. Webinars are run through Microsoft Teams, accessible through GLOW logins, and will use a ‘flipped learning’ approach. This means that young people will have had access to high quality, online resources prior to attending each webinar.

Week 1: 6 – 9 April 2021

·         Start times are from 1.00pm -5.00pm each day.

·         Subject Webinars will take place on Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday e.g. English could be at 1.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday and Biology at 4.00pm on Wednesday and Friday.

Week 2: 12 – 15 April

·         e-Sgoil Easter study support webinars will be running as per the existing e-Sgoil evening webinar schedule. Additional webinars have been arranged to match week 1 provision.

Useful information

·         The focus for the webinars will be on helping pupils succeed in SQA assessments as part of the Alternative Certification Model.

·         Resources will be posted in the Webinar teams and they will either be SQA past papers or assessments as well as any relevant materials from West OS and the Supported Learning materials from the National e-Learning Offer.

·         To book a place, Senior Phase pupils should have their SCN number ready and visit http://www.e-sgoil.com/easterstudysupportsessions2021/

Recorded lessons:

We are delighted to also be offering a range of recorded lessons on our FVWL RIC YouTube Channel which can be fully and freely accessed over Easter and beyond … This range of resources is continually evolving and will be added to as the session progresses.

For our Easter school we will have lessons for Senior Phase pupils designed to support them to succeed in National 5 and Higher SQA assessments. So far these include: Maths, English, Geography, History, Modern Studies, Classical Studies, Computing Science, Design Manufacture, Biology, Health and Food Technology.

We are also offering a range of Literacy and Numeracy lessons for BGE pupils. There will be over 50 lessons available initially and these will be added to as the session progresses.

Learners can also access a range of over 1500 high-quality short learning videos through West OS, which can be accessed through your GLOW launch pad.

Audrey Farley

Curriculum & Virtual Learning Lead