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Issue 4.2

CTL 4.2 Cover

Cover story: The Joy of Not Knowing

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18/10/2013
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CTL 4.2 Editorial - Language Out of Context

The ‘back-to-basics’ test of spelling, punctuation and grammar was first revealed almost two years ago and met with much criticism from both teachers and unions.

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18/10/2013
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CTL 4.2 Contents

What's in this issue?

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18/10/2013
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CTL 4.2 News

League table plans to combine similar subjects risk marginalising the arts, research finds making music improves children's behaviour, not enough children are being read bedtime stories by their parents, and more.

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18/10/2013
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Cognitive tools across the curriculum

Dave Walters and staff at Clyst Vale Community College describe how they made developing cognitive skills a priority in all subject areas, and the enthusing effect this has had on their students.

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18/10/2013
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Can you picture the music?

Every teacher is familiar with students claiming to lack inspiration. Here, Philip Davis presents an infallible way to make that claim impossible – using images and sounds to generate ideas and inspire creativity.

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18/10/2013
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Using synaesthetic principles to develop extended writing

Hesitancy about new words, sentence structure and paragraphing often prevents students being adventurous in their creative writing. Marcella McCarthy explains how the use of aural, visual and tactile strategies can bring language to life, increasing student confidence and reinforcing complex writing skills along the way.

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18/10/2013
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Poetry made easy

David Harrison and Judith Dalton-Morris introduce a simple idea to engage even the most reluctant of poets in composing their own poem and presenting it in a creative, visual way.

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18/10/2013
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The joy of not knowing

Children and staff at Hertford Infant and Nursery School love ‘not knowing’… but why? Headteacher Marcelo Staricoff explains how the philosophy of enjoying not knowing has helped turn his students into confident, enthusiastic learners and skilled critical thinkers.

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18/10/2013
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Exploring the scope of mathematics

In his final article on making maths phenomenal, Professor Dave Pratt explains the importance of helping students understand what maths cannot do, and why real-world mathematics and decision making is about more than just numbers.

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18/10/2013
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Creating bridges into the past

In preparation for the new primary history curriculum and its increased emphasis on acquiring knowledge, Tim Taylor highlights a teaching strategy to bridge the gap between the past and present and engage students in exploring the curriculum content from within an imagined historical context.

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18/10/2013
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Our place in history

A selection of websites and online sources to get you and your students started on a journey into your hometown’s history.

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18/10/2013
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Project Plan: Investigating local history

Join Jane Jones as she transports you and your students back in time with an in-depth investigation into your local area and its history, and discover what made your community the place it is today.

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18/10/2013
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CTL 4.2 Full issue

Download the full magazine here!

Date:
07/11/2013
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Activity 1 Resource Pack: Making predictions about the text

Investigating Local History: Activity 1 Resource Pack. Asking questions and making predictions about the text ‘The Legend of Pennard Castle’ using one of the three activities outlined in this pack. Includes instructions and activity sheets 1a-1c.

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19/11/2013
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Activity 2 Resource Pack: Reading the text

Investigating Local History: Activity 2 Resource Pack. Encourage active thinking and reading through close examination of the text ‘The Legend of Pennard Castle’. Includes instructions and activity sheets 2a-2c.

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19/11/2013
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Activity 3 Resource Pack: Summarising information

Investigating Local History: Activity 3 Resource Pack. Retell a story in a specified number of words to improve summarising skills, using the activity 'In a nutshell...' or 'Wordsplash'. Includes instructions and activity sheets 3a and 3b.

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19/11/2013
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Activity 4 Resource Pack: Where and when am I?

Investigating Local History: Activity 4 Resource Pack. Begin your historical investigation by encouraging pupils to think about their place and their locality in terms of time and change. Includes instructions and activity sheets 4a and 4b.

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19/11/2013
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Activity 5 Resource Pack: What shall we investigate?

Investigating Local History: Activity 5 Resource Pack. Decide upon possible areas of investigation and devise key questions to explore. Includes instructions and activity sheets 5a and 5b.

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19/11/2013
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Activity 6 Resource Pack: Where do we start?

Investigating Local History: Activity 6 Resource Pack. Identify evidential sources available for local history investigations. Includes instructions and activity sheets 6a and 6b.

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19/11/2013
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Activity 7 Resource Pack: Class timeline

Investigating Local History: Activity 7 Resource Pack. Work collaboratively as a class to create a detailed, accurate timeline of change in the locality. Includes instructions.

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19/11/2013
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Activity 8 Resource Pack: Using Census Returns

Investigating Local History: Activity 8 Resource Pack. Students will learn how to use census returns as a source of information for investigating change over time. Includes instructions and activity sheet 8.

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19/11/2013
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Activity 9 Resource Pack: Using Maps

Investigating Local History: Activity 9 Resource Pack. Students will use maps to look at changes to the locality over time and changes to the landscape due to human intervention. Includes instructions and activity sheet 9.

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19/11/2013
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Activity 10 Resource Pack: The High Street

Investigating Local History: Activity 10 Resource Pack. Students will use photographs, census data, advertisements and other sources to investigate change in their local area. Includes instructions and activity sheets 10a-10f.

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19/11/2013
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The Legend of Pennard Castle Image Bank

A compilation of images to accompany 'The Legend of Pennard Castle'.

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19/11/2013
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The Legend of Pennard Castle Text (Word doc)

A welsh legend complete with warriors, a princess and a faerie curse, designed as a 'way in' to exploring local history. For a pdf version, see Project Plan: Investigating Local History.

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16/12/2013
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