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Creating an Interactive Christmas Scene

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I love using Christmas as a way to engage children in their learning. They are excited, inquisitive and generally really interested in anything Christmas. Recently, I worked with Year 2 where they created their own Interactive Christmas scene using Chatterpix Kids and Thinglink. Here is an example of what they created:



I have posted a step-by-step guide for how to do this activity on the supporter part of my Facebook page. Sign up by tapping the picture below:


This idea can easily be adapted to other areas of the curriculum, such as:


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Completely innocent but dodgy children's drawings Vol. 2

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Since I posted Completely innocent but dodgy children's drawings Vol. 1, I have been sent even more brilliant images and I just had to share, you're welcome:


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Someone is excited to see the star 🌟 😮 A post shared by Lee Parkinson (@ict_mrp) on Oct 30, 2018 at 12:22pm PDT

Deconstructing The New John Lewis Christmas Advert

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It is that time of year!!
We've been waiting all year in anticipation for the new John Lewis Christmas Advert and I love this year's effort.
I know not everyone is a fan. Personally, I think it is more about people possibly not liking Elton John but the message of the advert is brilliant. If you're not a fan, you can always use the adverts I have previously blogged about here:


Here is this year's advert:

As always, I would start with the text, What text I hear you cry? The song! One of my favourite songs, I just love it!
YOUR SONG
Why do you think the song has this title? Who is this song going to be about?
It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside I'm not one of those who can easily hide I don't have much money, but boy if I did I'd buy a big house where we both could live
If I was a sculptor, but, but then again, no Or a woman who makes potions on a traveling show I know it's not much, but it's the best I can do My gift is my song, and this one'…