Using music apps in the Early Years classroom

In a previous music session we explored the links between ICT and Music with a focus on looking at Apps that can be useful in the classroom. here are a small selection of ones I found and enjoyed tinkering with….

Bring stories to life with a story map....Aliens in Underpants Save the World

This was some Literacy work I did in the early stages of my last placement with the children in our mixed year class. It was a story map which the children created with real props in an attempt to put…

Reflections on developing a PLN..then 'v' now

Having a look back over my file and interestingly the very first lecture (around 19th Sept’13) was about developing a PLN….Professional Learning Network ……I remember feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of what’s out there to share, etc….. NOW… I…

"When I was 3, I was nearly me"

Well it seems apt as I come to the final few posts that I should focus on being inspired. It’s been a challenge (for a lot of us) to maintain the spirit of adventure and passion for our professional roles…

Play .....a child's work

Inspirational lecture this morning (well 2 actually) but got a lot out of PLAY…..and even though it was the third (ish) time that I’d watched this ….http://w.com/talks/stuart_brown_says_play_is_more_than_fun_it_s_vitalww.ted I got as much if not more out of it and picked up lots…

More inspiration

  Hey there, Have just spent a brief moment having a look at a few other blogs and been so inspired that I almost wish we had more time as I feel I could really make some further progress. Still,…

Time to enjoy........

Better late than never, but getting to grips with my i-phone …..have enjoyed taking some photos and even more impressed that they are shared immediately to my laptop with i-cloud …..have a new MacBook now so hope to have a…

Composition: Introducing the 5-a-day song....

Music – Session 2 Bash, Crash, Sing and Play In this session we explored the role of music in the development of the whole child…particularly interesting was the emphasis that Sue put on any movements that ‘cross the midline’ explaining…

Has it really been that long..........

I guess school experience has really taken over ….feel like a proper teacher now without time to do anything other than plan……plan and oh yes……plan. It really has been a roller coaster ride over the last few weeks of a…

Cross curricular inspiration.....

Whilst researching for History lecture next week, I accessed the Primary History journal looking for some articles and came across an edition that features visual provocations (photographs, pictures and images) to stimulate children’s learning with History… In keeping with a…