This term we began our Cars and karting topic for the second year running, I always like re visiting topics as they invariably change direction and shape as the topic unfolds. For the main part we use Mario Kart and a software program called Race to Learn from Cambridge in association with the Williams F1 [...]
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There are 872 days to go until the Olympics take place in London. We have been looking at the Olympics within school since the Paralympics in Beijing in September 2008. Yes we are a London school, a 1o minute drive will find you at the Olympics park, so yes we have an interest in this [...]
So half term comes around and we are at the midway point of our topic – Cars and Karting, forces and friction. The main thrust of this topic has been using the software Race to Learn and also Mario Kart. When planning, we tried to include a cross-curricular approach that has so far included: Literacy, [...]
Last week all Year 4 classes used the Wii and the ‘game’ Mario and Sonic at the Olympics – this game was used to tie in with the topic The Ancient Greeks that the children are currently studying. A couple of weekends ago, myself and the year 4 team leader sat down with the game [...]
I am Senior Teacher/ICT co-ordinator at Oakdale Junior School. I am passionate about using ICT and games based learning in school. The views expressed here are my own and not those of my employer.