So much has been happening recently that I thought I would highlight some of the best resources that have been shared with me recently.
The first idea is from a school that is looking at writing instructions. We decided to cook (and write) like Jamie Oliver and so looked for video clips that could be shown in school. Here the Sainsbury’s advert for fishcakes gives a taste of what he is like. When you read Jamie’s recipes it is the verb choice that really stands out. Verbs that you might expect to find are cut, chop, slice, mix and pour. What you find is something a little different, e.g. pile up, tear, chuck in, smear and glug. These were in the Jamie Oliver in Italy. For other recipes look here. I like the introduction to each recipe. These make a great model for children to use. I’m looking forward to cooking in the style of Jamie!
Stories of the Dreaming is a wonderful Australian storytelling site. After each video is a transcript of the story and a commenting section. This would be a great way to introduce children to australian storytelling and commenting on sites. Well worth a visit.
And finally, a word game to use with KS2. DeepLeap the fast-paced time wasting word game. The letters look like scrabble and children can call out the words they can see for you or another child to type in. Let us know what your highest score is. The Devon Primary ScITT trainees achieved 785.