Fractions SK.

Throughout my own subject knowledge, fractions is a concept in which I enjoy resolving problems to. As a child I remember thriving of the solutions to equivalent fractions. This was through the method I was taught and the familiarization of specific multiples. This continued throughout high school from the reoccurring practice that took place within […]

Linnean – Taxonomy and Classification

Linnean Classification Defined: Linnean classification is a system or key used to organise living things. For example, in Biology, plants and animals have traditionally been classified from the structure of their bodies. The hierarchy of categories may have included: kingdom phylum class order family genus Within primary lessons, inspiration may be taken from Linnean’s traditional […]

Computing ESKA -Preparation

How could you teach children in KS1/Ks2 Algorithms? Give a range of example of ‘unplugged’ activities at KS1. Algorithm Definition: An algorithm is a procedure or formula for problem-solving, based on conducting a sequence of specified actions. For example, a computer programme can be seen as an elaborate algorithm. In mathematics and computer science an […]

Maintaining Curiosity for Science: Reading Reflection.

  Reading Reference: ‘What does OFSTED say?’ Primary Science 133, May/June 2014, pgs. 16-18. Key points: In 2011 Ofsted triennial report identified issues that need to be addressed. This Included: Lack of specialist expertise, both in Subject Knowledge (SK) and physical processes. This often led to limiting the progress of pupils. Lack of Continual Professional […]

Computational Thinking.

Within our first computing session into year two we looked at computational thinking as well as some ideas presented by Miles Berry. Some of the aspects included within computational thinking involve: algorithms, logical reasoning, decomposition, patterns and abstraction. We looked at defining these concepts from previous knowledge and learning from year 1. Algorithm:  A step […]