Monthly Archives: July 2012

And finally for the summer …

…. that’s it for now. 13,500 words later and I am awarding myself a nice glass of chilled Pinot. Have a great summer everyone and let’s come back ready to get this thing changed if we possibly can.

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The Summary

What follows is a summary of many of the concerns that I have written about at more length on previous blogs. Feel free to share any of this blog around wherever you like. Pulling everything together into the summary has … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Physics Bit (part 4) Y 5 & 6

I’m feeling like the end is in sight – this is the last bit of the blog looking at the new curriculum in detail. After this, I’ll try to pull it all together into one précis of all the whoopsies/concerns/daft … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Physics Bit (part 3) Y 4

Onto Y4 where there are three sections on Physics – Light, Earth and Space and Electricity. The light part has two statements – ‘Pupils should be taught to explain how shadows are made when a light source is blocked by … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Physics Bit (part 2) Y 3

The first part in Physics Y3 is to do with Sound. This is the only time children meet Sound in their six years in Primary School which seems a little odd but let’s look at what is being put here … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Physics Bit (part 1) Y 1 & 2

Now onto physics and in Y1 that amounts to just one section on Light. It starts off with a set of reasonable and fairly familiar statements on identifying light sources, comparing light sources and how darkness is the absence of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Chemistry Bit (part 4) Y5 &6

Oh no! What is wrong with me? Am I coming down with extreme positivity disease?  I believe I have found a whole section with very little in the way of negative comments. The notes and guidance are sensible and offer … Continue reading

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Oops missed a bit – Chemistry Bit (part 3a) Y4

Never write a blog late at night – that’s my advice. I blame drooping eyelids for a significant omission. It comes in the notes and guidance related to the parts about measuring temperature for boiling and freezing of water. As … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Chemistry Bit (part 3) Y4

The previous blog was entitled ‘Thoughts on the Chemistry Bit (part 2) Y3 & 4’. Those with keen eyes – or at least those still awake – will have noticed that there wasn’t much on Y 4. This is because … Continue reading

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Not about the new curriculum – Blog 8

Just sometimes you need reminding why this is such a wonderful profession to be part of. In how many other jobs could you sing a song about the water cycle to the tune of Frere Jacques in a round?  And … Continue reading

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