A big shout out to Anthony Evans of Redbridge ICT team for this excellent resource.How many ICT skills will the children use as they choose a suitable portrait, upload it, edit and frame the image, choose the dance and embed ;-)
Thanks to Miss Merrie's class at Sudley Junior School in Liverpool I note that the BBC are providing blog embed codes for BBC Bitesize at KS2 (unfortunately not at KS1). This is fantastic news as it means I can easily embed educational games and activities into my class blog. Cool.
Fantasy leagues always have loads of potential for maths lessons (working out budgets, predicting outcomes etc), so was really pleased to find a Tour de France one - my favourite sporting event. Better still, once you've signed your class/crew up, you can embed the league in your blog. Cool.
I would have been a chef. As a child I spent every summer in the small fishing port of Llanes in Asturias (northern Spain) - tough, I know. My "Abuela" was a wonderful cook - everyday we would go down to the market and buy fresh fruit, vegetables, meat or fish. The fish were always bought whole and prepared by gran. Chickens always had feet and heads etc, so I was accustomed, from an early age to seeing food prepared properly. It's no coincidence that myself and my two brothers are all keen amateur cooks who vie with each other to produce the best meals (naturally, I am the number one).
2 History is my first love
My only academic success of any note was achieving an 'A' at 'A' Level history which led me on to reading History and Geography at Keele University. My interest at the time was in the Tudors, although since that time I have become interested in the history of the Third Reich. I always have a book on the go, and I have just finished Adam Tooze's tour de force on the German economy during the Third Reich. Sounds an unpromising subject, but it's a brilliant read, honest.
3. I love cycling
As a spotty youth my bike represented freedom. Living in a Northamptonshire village, I cycled everywhere. As I got older I started to tour areas such as the west of Scotland. In the summer after my 'A' Levels I got on my bike and cycled from Kettering to Northern Spain with £125 in my pocket. Quite an adventure.
4. Green Living
I am a fully paid up member of Friends of the Earth and the Soil Association. Global warming is a major concern to me, as is where my food comes from (probably links with my upbringing - my Dad was always a keen gardener, and you've already read about my Spanish Gran). I am an avid recycler (which often irritates my family) but am proud to say that on average we put out less than half a bag of rubbish a week.
5 I am rubbish at...
DIY. Just typing the word makes me angry. Life is too short to put up shelves: get someone in!
I am tagging the following five - some of whom don't have a blog yet, but they should have, hence the tag.