All 2 entries tagged Review
January 31, 2012
Eleanor Hobday's EAL task focused on the book 'Elmer', which I felt was an excellent choice. It is well knwon by most British children, and Ellie rightly said that the repetition within the book would aid children with EAL. One thing which I had not thought of before was the idea of the celebration of individuality being a key point in the book which would help those feeling isolated. This made the text selection an even better choice than I had first thought!
Another positive from her task is that the three task show a clear progression across the quadrants. They are varied both in nature and in difficulty and yet all tie in nicely together, which is hard to do! So well done, I really liked the ideas and will definitely steal them if the opportunity arise!
December 04, 2011
I had to look at Emma Young's e-learning task for this review, and here are my thoughts on it!
First of all, excellent choice of books. Almost all the boys in the year 6 class I had on PP2 were reading one of the Alex Rider series, and demand for them from the library was high! So this is my first positive: this task would really engage the boys in their learning. (Girls too, I was a massive fan of the series when I was younger. I don't mind admitting that I own them all, even the latest one!)
My second positive is the range of possible ideas presented to the children. Giving several different areas which could be investigated gives the children some clue as to the direction their experiment could go whilst still allowing them some independence. Year six is all about transition between Primary and Secondary education, and giving them this sort of sounding board to develop their own scientific experiments properly helps ease them into the changing scenario.
I have to say, it was hard to choose which two positives to write about as there were quite a few! The science behind it is well thought out and clear, and targets several areas of the curriculum too which is a bonus!