We’ve gone and launched the first episode of the UKEd Podcast, created by the UKEdChat team. The focus in this episode is all about helping pupils get ready for their exams, as this critical stage in the year is creeping upon us.
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We were invited down to Oxford University Press to host a webinar with a couple of their curriculum specialists who focused on supporting teachers and pupils preparing for their Year 6 SATs – they are the exams taken by every 10&11 year old in England – focusing on literacy and numeracy skills. In the webinar, hosted by our UKEdChat Magazine editor Martin Burrett, the focus began on literacy strategies and Nicola Romaine emphasised how schools should adopt a whole-school focus on spelling, therefore ensuring pupils are in a strong position when it comes to their end-of-year-6 SATS papers.
The full webinar is available to listen to via the YouTube video below…
Listening to podcasts is very easy, with most smartphones having the capability of downloading episodes that hopefully inform, develop and entertain the listeners. Utilising the technology to support pupils preparing for their exams is becoming an interesting and innovative way that teachers and pupils are supporting the revision process. English teacher, Susan Strachan who works at a secondary academy in the South West of England got in touch with us to share how her English team are working with pupils to produce short podcasts to help get to grips with ideas and analysis for the English Literature exams. In this clip, Susan produced an episode focusing on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, working with a Year 11 pupil Sam, and a couple of student teachers. Analysis of the wider context of why Shakespeare wrote the story was also included.
You can explore the podcasts created by Susan and her team by clicking here.
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Susan blogged about it – click here to read Revision podcasting by @SusanSEnglish
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