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Issue 3.1

CTL 3.1 Cover

CTL 3.1 Cover

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27/04/2012
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CTL 3.1 Editorial - 'The chutney maker has spoken!'

It’s Wednesday evening and as ever I’m glued to this season’s ‘The Apprentice’. Tonight’s episode was about making sauces– when one team went to deliver their pitch they were given minutes to explain and whilst there was lots of nodding and fake smiles the answer was ‘no it’s not for us’. When they asked why they were simply told ‘The chutney maker has spoken!’

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27/04/2012
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CTL 3.1 Contents

CTL 3.1 Contents

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27/04/2012
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CTL 3.1 News

Homework linked to better results; Teachers are not developing a love of reading in children; Basics of computer programming comes to primary schools, and more

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27/04/2012
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Building a global learning community

After travelling on a journey to international acclaim and educational enrichment, Colette Cotton, shares her school’s far-reaching best practice and tells of the rewards to be reaped from global education.

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27/04/2012
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Beyond spoon-feeding

Are schools hindering learners’ independence? Lisa Ashes shares her research findings on the essential knowledge, tools and skills pupils need to take control of their own learning journey.

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27/04/2012
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One thousand days

One failing school, one dedicated headteacher, one thousand days of creativity. Headteacher, Andrew Morrish inspires with the story of his transformational journey from special measures to outstanding.

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27/04/2012
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The question mountain

The cognitive challenge is set. Teacher, Jon Chippindall and his Year 3 class embark on a journey to the top of Mount Cogito to reach the rich questioning culture at its peak.

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27/04/2012
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United in enquiry

An effective learning ethos is one that expects and values change, but does the fear of Ofsted hamper innovation? Ann O’Hara makes the case for school improvement through collaboration and enquiry.

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27/04/2012
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Using pictures to conquer writer's block

Stamping out the fear of putting pen to paper. Jane Hewitt rejoices in the online innovation that uses art to inspire storytelling.

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27/04/2012
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Buzzing on Drama

Armed with a mysterious bag, the contents of a bakery and the story of The Giant Jam Sandwich, Sheli Blackburn reveals how she captivated a group of gifted and talented children with a drama day to remember.

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27/04/2012
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Storytelling websites

Websites to support and promote story writing and storytelling in the classroom

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27/04/2012
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Project Plan: The Titanic

April 2012 marks the centenary of the sinking of the world’s greatest liner, the Titanic. Through a series of cross-curricular thinking skills activities, primary school teacher Jane Jones explores every aspect of the Titanic’s history from boat design, to iceberg investigations to social history.

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27/04/2012
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CTL 3.1 Full magazine

Download the full magazine here.

Date:
18/04/2012
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Activity 1 Resource Pack: Activating prior knowledge

The Titanic: Activity 1 Resource Pack. Introduction to the topic of the Titanic - students use a single image to speculate on the text they are going to be reading.

Date:
21/02/2014
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Activity 2 Resource Pack: Anticipation guide

The Titanic: Activity 2 Resource Pack. Children complete an ‘Anticipation guide’ about the Titanic, deciding which of the statements are true and which are false, before reading the text, ‘The Titanic’, searching for specific evidence.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 3 Resource Pack: Powerful verbs and adjectives

The Titanic: Activity 3 Resource Pack. In this short activity, students create a pool of powerful verbs and adjectives related to the Titanic for use later on in the project.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 4 Resource Pack: Reading the text

The Titanic: Activity 4 Resource Pack. This activity encourages active thinking and reading through close examination of the text, ‘The Titanic’. Students read and analyse the text from various reading ‘roles’.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 5 Resource Pack: Read all about it!

The Titanic: Activity 5 Resource Pack. Students write a newspaper front page on the Titanic disaster making use of the powerful verbs and adjectives they collated in Activity 3.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 6 Resource Pack: Titanic facts and figures

The Titanic: Activity 6 Resource Pack. Students use numerical data about the Titanic to answer a number of mathematical word problems.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 7 Resource Pack: What shape boat floats the best?

The Titanic: Activity 7 Resource Pack. Students set up a scientific investigation to determine which boat designs float the best and support the most weight.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 8 Resource Pack: Poetry writing

The Titanic: Activity 8 Resource Pack. Students complete two mini activities designed to fire their imaginations, before using their ideas to write a poem about the sinking of the Titanic.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 9 Resource Pack: How much of an iceberg can be seen above the water line?

The Titanic: Activity 9 Resource Pack. A visual demonstration to the children that the majority of an iceberg is below the water line and cannot be seen.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 10 Resource Pack: Should the wreckage of the Titanic be left alone?

The Titanic: Activity 10 Resource Pack. Students explore the pros and cons of leaving the wreck of the Titanic alone and evaluate their final decision. Includes instructions for two different approaches to this activity – Agree/disagree line and Decision alley.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 11 Resource Pack: Producing a culturegram

The Titanic: Activity 11 Resource Pack. Students create a culturegram (an image bank) of life in England between 1910 and 1914.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 12 Resource Pack: Titanic role-play

The Titanic: Activity 12 Resource Pack. Children use role-play to explore moral and ethical issues surrounding the Titanic disaster.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 13 Resource Pack: Splat!

The Titanic: Activity 13 Resource Pack. A game of snap, in which students match key words related to the Titanic to definitions.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 14 Resource Pack: Taboo

The Titanic: Activity 14 Resource Pack. The children play a game of Taboo with words to do with the Titanic. They must find a way to describe the person, place or object without using the ‘forbidden’ words on the card.

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21/02/2014
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Activity 15 Resource Pack: Safety procedures and survival

The Titanic: Activity 15 Resource Pack. Students consider what could have been done to save more lives on-board the Titanic and devise step-by-step emergency procedures.

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21/02/2014
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The Titanic text (Word document)

Why did RMS Titanic, ship of dreams, sink? This text explores the events that fateful night and why the Titanic became the most famous shipwreck of all time.

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21/02/2014
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