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May 21, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Health and Wellbeing: The Start of Lesson Planning

Blog Post Early Years Above, you will see my first attempt (in ages) for lesson planning. Yes, it’s been a rather long time since the fingers have delicately hammered the keyboard to type up a lesson plan… and this is not exactly a full one! However – since learning from my first school placement last … Continue reading Health and Wellbeing: The Start of Lesson Planning Continue reading

November 7, 2018
by Chloe Davidson
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Stepping into the light of modern languages

I have always felt guilty whilst visiting other countries that most of the natives can speak conversational English, when I can barely speak a word of their language. I believe this has allowed English speakers to become lazy and too comfortable in their own culture. We should explore different languages and cultures to fully engage …

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August 20, 2018
by Rhanna Burns
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Introduction to the IB programme

IB is based on a learning community aiming to help remove the boundaries which separate languages, countries and cultures, allowing people to work together and communicate more freely. Their 10 core values reflect these aims of developing an intercultural understanding and respect amongst each individual part of the IB programme. The aims of the IB […] Continue reading

August 12, 2018
by Emma McCall
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Introduction to International Baccalaureate

This post covers my reflections upon the first online module for the International Baccalaureate elective, comparing  the IB Programme to the Curriculum for Excellence. Reflective Activity 1: How do the IB aims align with the main aims of CfE? The aims of CfE focus upon providing students with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary in […] Continue reading

January 26, 2018
by Claire Smith
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Kefi for the Kids

Health and Wellbeing: This blog post is written as a reflection on a lecture about keeping our students active, fit and healthy. Diet? What’s that word? Remind me again. Children should never hear those four letters blended together in the perimeters of a classroom – unless it’s for The Times National Spelling Bee (for tiny-tots, … Continue reading Kefi for the Kids Continue reading

January 28, 2016
by Hannah-Jayne Ward
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Building Financial Resilience: Is it our responsibility?

In a recent Mathematics and Science input, we were very fortunate to be visited by guest lecturer Brenda Rochead who works for the Scottish Financial Education Group. The input focused on how we can raise financially capable children in a society rife with poverty and undesirable financial situations through education starting in the early years. […] Continue reading

December 28, 2015
by Hannah-Jayne Ward
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Let’s Make Space for Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning was never a big focus throughout my primary years despite the large field and beautiful Moray Coast on which the school was situated. It was never a topic that was negotiated within our classes and I remember looking out of the window on numerous occasions wishing I was running around in the fresh […] Continue reading

October 15, 2015
by Hannah-Jayne Ward
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1+ 2 = ?

Compulsory education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) has been high on my list of desired movements within Scottish Education for several years now. So it comes with no surprise that I was overwhelmed with joy when Scottish Government announced the upcoming 1+2 language policy in 2011. The 1+2 policy, proposed to come into place in […] Continue reading

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