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Anomaly Content Manager – What’s new in June?

This monthly feature focuses on all the new things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager and our other products. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens.

This June, we’ve focused on some really up to date and often difficult subjects to discuss on the secondary channel. On the primary channel, we’ve got some great new pieces to get pupils moving in the playground and making the most of the glorious summer weather! Here is a little more about some of the new videos:

Primary Channel

Now that the SATs are over, we thought we’d create some more of our fun interactive games Monster Moves and Curious Manor! All these videos are now available as portrait versions too, which can be accessed via Quizical.

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We’ve also teamed up with RockSteady Music School again to produce a video together about teamwork. As The World Cup kicks off this month, a tournament full of teams working effectively together to play football, we thought this video would provide some good tips about working well together as a team and coming up with something great! This video wouldn’t have been possible without teamwork – we put our own advice into practice!

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Secondary Channel

We’ve recognised that the secondary library of content could do with some more up to date and difficult subject matters among the videos already available. That’s why this month we’ve been focusing on how much social media can dominate teens lives and we’ve created some appropriate videos of the more recent dangers of social media, such as catfishing and grooming. Although e-safety is important, we also wanted to make new content that addressed the mental health side effects of social media and how it can affect your self-worth and confidence – these are looked at in ‘FOMO’ and ‘body image’.

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Our What’s On guides for the Primary channel are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘whatson’ or ‘guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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Anomaly Content Manager – What’s new in May?

This monthly feature focuses on all the new things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager and our other products. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens.

This May, we’ve created videos across both channels taking into account the many events happening throughout May, but still with a focus on the exam period and everything that comes with this stressful period of school life. Here is a little more about some of the new videos:

Alternative ways to revise

We know revision can seem like a daunting and tedious task, but it’s something that must be done in the run up to exams, so we’ve devised a video to hopefully offer some tips to make revision seem less dull and dare we say, even fun?!

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Exam Day

Everyone copes with the exam period differently and however you feel on the day of your exam, this video should offer you some tips to soothe nerves and keep cool under the pressure of exam day.

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Energy Drinks

It may be tempting to pull some long nights revising and keeping your energy topped up with an energy drink – but you should watch this video and think again about what you’re actually subjecting your body to every time you drink an energy drink.

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Royal Wedding

How could we not do something to address the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this month? This video will give you all the lowdown of the day and all the key facts.

Our What’s On guides for the Primary channel are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘whatson’ or ‘guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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We’ve teamed up with Rocksteady Music School!

In this blog post Anomaly are focusing on the exciting developments regarding Anomaly equipment and teaming up with the fantastic Rocksteady music school. At the start of the new year, we teamed up with Rocksteady music school to produce and plan videos which look at helping primary pupils address any mental health problems they may be facing and look at crucial life skills.

The first video in the series focuses on overcoming nerves. The video shows how even lead singers and top songwriters can be struck down with nerves. Tips on how to deal with the worry and the anxiety that comes with a daunting situation are all discussed in the video. We think it’s perfect for pupils during the stressful SATs period and contains some great advice for them to remember.

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Anomaly had the pleasure to speak with Ben Millier, Schools Relationship Manager at Rocksteady to see what he had to say – so grab a cup of tea and read on!

Could you give us a bit of history about Rocksteady?

After years of teaching music in schools and privately, Rocksteady founder Mark Robinson discovered that the traditional way of learning an instrument, was turning many children away from the idea, meaning that they were unable to access the wider benefits of learning music. Recognising the need to break down barriers and teach music in a way which builds the whole child and not just their musical ability, he developed an innovative approach to teaching music which makes music more accessible to more children.

In 2007 he founded Rocksteady Music School teaching children to play in a band and learn through listening, copying and playing together rather than sight reading, scale exercises, and exams. Children also learn to play the songs they want to perform, ensuring persuasion is not needed, just enthusiasm harnessed in the right direction.

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What kind of work are you doing with schools already?

Currently over 17,000 children in more than 650 primary schools across the UK experience weekly Rocksteady peripatetic lessons. All our Band Leaders are passionate about the art of teaching and are focused on building the whole person, developing confidence, happiness and independence. Lessons are child centred so pupils decide their role in the band, and then together they choose a band name and the song they want to play. During the process they also make group decisions on the arrangement and performance of the song. Learning to play their favourite songs in a band with their friends really motivates them to learn, overcome difficulties and achieve together.

Rehearsing in a band each week really is a fun way for pupils to develop life skills and it also fine tunes academic skills as well. The teamwork, listening and social skills required to master songs significantly increases memory, literacy and numeracy.

Throughout each term the bands work towards performing their song at the end of term concert which is a great chance to celebrate their success in front of their friends, families and the whole school. The concert is a wholly positive, confidence building experience which also really helps schools engagement with parents.

As well as lessons every year we visit hundreds of schools offering a free live music assembly to children across the country. For many pupils it is their very first experience of live music and it can completely be life changing. Last year alone over 200,000 children joined in a Rocksteady assembly.

What are the aims of Rocksteady?

To empower as many children as possible through music, ensuring lessons are always inclusive and accessible.

Music can be the key to unlocking the potential of those pupils who struggle the most in school – whether they have behavioural or emotional problems, challenging backgrounds, or simply come from families who aren’t so able to support them at home. So every school we teach in receives a free bursary place offering lessons to children who may not usually have access to music.  There is also a generous pupil premium offer, which has generated many incredible stories showing how lessons have completely transformed children’s lives. A few of the many stories include: The drummer who has dyspraxia and struggled to write in class, but after a few lessons was suddenly picking up a pencil and writing their own song. There was also a guitarist with ADHD who really struggled at school, however almost overnight he became more focused in class and learnt how to make friends and work as a team.  Recently there was also a child with autism who always felt like an outsider but joining his own band made him feel like he belonged. After the end of school concert everyone thought he was a real Rockstar and the children started to look up to him.

There are so many more emotive stories, which we hear every week, each one spurs us on to reach more children and help them transform their lives.

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What are the future plans for Rocksteady?

We often talk about the ideal of “No child being left behind” ensuring every child can reach their full potential through music. With this is mind, we plan on moving into new areas within the UK, offering more free live music assemblies and talking to schools about the benefits that Rocksteady lessons can bring to their pupils.

Also, as part of the mission to empower as many children as possible through music, we will be organising regular foundation days, where the company dedicate time to teach children, who would not normally have access to lessons for free. Over 18 foundation days are planned for May, with music workshops being held in children’s hospitals and hospices, specialist schools, and primary schools in disadvantaged areas.

We’re always looking to connect with schools, charities and other organisations where we can provide life changing experiences to children / who can help us on our mission of empowering as many children as possible.

0330 113 0401  schools@rocksteadymusicschool.com

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We’ve got lots more videos planned, so keep an eye out for our videos with the fantastic RockSteady music school, coming to your screens soon!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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Anomaly Content Manager – What’s new in April?

This monthly feature focuses on all the new things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager and our other products. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens.

This April, we’ve focused mainly on SAT preparation and produced content to address some of the mental health problems that can arise from the stress of exams. We’ve not forgotten that it’s crucial to still allow yourself to have fun during the SATs period, so we’ve produced some new levels on our interactive games!

Overcoming Nerves – a video with RockSteady Music School

We’ve teamed up with the fantastic RockSteady Music School to produce a brilliant series of videos to help primary pupils address any mental health problems they may be facing. This video is the first of that series, focusing on overcoming nerves. The video shows how even lead singers and top songwriters get nervous. Tips on how to deal with the worry and the anxiety that comes with a daunting situation are all discussed in the video. We think it’s perfect for pupils during the stressful SATs period and contains some great advice for them to remember. (Keep your eyes peeled for future videos and for a blog post about RockSteady and what they do!) www.rocksteadymusicschool.com

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We’ve also produced another video in the same vein about worrying and productive ways to prevent any unnecessary worrying.

Growth Mindset Vs Fixed Mindset

This video is a nice little video from the perspective of two superheroes; fixed and growth. Both explain their attitudes towards learning and highlight the differences between having a growth mindset and fixed mindset. Pupils may identify through this video that they do approach things with a fixed mindset, but anyone can change their way of thinking to a growth mindset – which is exactly how pupils should approach their SATs!

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Math – Times tables and Odd/Even numbers

Why just look over books when you could watch some cute penguins skidding around on ice and demonstrating Math?! We’ve produced a new series of times tables videos suitable for KS2 and a video on odd and even numbers for KS1 pupils.

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Now time for some fun – Curious Manor and Monster Moves

Balanced revision always need to include time to relax and have fun, so this month we’ve made new levels to the popular games Curious Manor and Monster Moves, which mixes up yoga stretches and physical activities with fun levels and characters!

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Secondary content

New content on the secondary channel is mostly straight to library content, which includes details about the story of Passover, information on World Down Syndrome Day and a video aimed at parents about safe social media usage. New on screens is 10 tips to start developing healthier eating habits.

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Our What’s On guides for the Primary channel are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘whatson’, ‘playing’, or ‘guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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Anomaly Content Manager – What’s new in March?

Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the new things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager and our other products. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens.

This March, we’ve focused on some of the events happening to give you some more information about them and how to get involved.

World Book Day

The first event in March is World Book Day! We know how much our schools absolutely jump on board with this event, so we produce this video every year to let you know all there is to know about World Book Day!

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Sport Relief

Sport Relief is a week long event within March – we’ve made this video to give a little background info on the event and ways you can get involved!

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Mother’s Day

The date for Mother’s Day changes every year, so we’ve made this little video to explain why that is and a little background information about the religious origins of Mother’s Day.

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Mental Health – Be there for a mate

This fantastic video was the result of the ‘time for change’ competition. We created this video from the winning script and we think it’s an absolutely fantastic message about mental health and being there for a mate if you’re worried about them.

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Quizical – new portrait layout games

You can now find the popular games ‘Through the Gap’ and ‘Curious Manor’ on Quizical with a new portrait layout so it will fill your whole screen!

Our What’s On guides for the Primary channel are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘whatson’, ‘playing’, or ‘guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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Anomaly Content Manager – What’s on this February?

What’s on this February? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout February, as we focus on all things computing!

Safer Internet Day 2018

This month it’s Safer Internet Day, which is something we have supported for the last few years. We are always proud to be supporters of this fantastic day to raise awareness about e-safety and staying safe online, and highlight how the internet can be used positively too. We’ve got the brand new videos from SID TV playing on the channel this month and available all year. There’s everything from KS1 all the way up to a video for parents tackling ‘digital parenting’.

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Think before you speak

Safer Internet Day’s slogan this year is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect’ and we’ve kept with this idea for some of the new content this month. ‘Think before you speak’ is a simple and to the point video which asks young people to take a moment and consider what they say to others (whether online or not) and decide if what they are going to say is respectful.

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Fake News

Keeping with the theme of computing this month, we’ve created a Primary version of the secondary video ‘Fake News’ to help younger children question what they read online and to bring anything they’re unsure about to an adult.

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Our What’s On guides for the Primary channel are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘whatson’, ‘playing’, or ‘guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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Anomaly Content Manager – What’s on this January?

What’s on this January? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout January, as we enter 2018!

Healthy Lifestyles

As it’s the beginning of a new year, we’re focusing on healthy lifestyles and have devised this new series, ‘Trevor’s Kitchen’, to help children make wiser food decisions and have a positive attitude towards food. This month, Trevor will need the children’s help to put his healthy food pyramid back together!

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Positive Behaviour

Following along the lines of ‘good habits’ we’ve got a simple and to the point video about manners – start the new year off and develop a positive habit of always saying please and thank you!

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Our new What’s On guides for the Primary channel are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘month’, ‘playing’, or guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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Anomaly Content Manager – What’s on this December?

What’s on this December? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout December, as we enjoy a very busy and festive period, counting down to Christmas!

BullyingUK

We are proud to be supporting BullyingUK and working with them to produce some fantastic content surrounding bullying. We’ve got another fantastic piece coming your way this month, looking at the figures of cyberbullying and how to stay safe and respectful online. We’ve got much more exciting videos on the way with BullyingUK, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Interactive

We like to make our videos so they have an element of interactivity and we’ve got a couple on the playlist this month. We’ve got a Christmas version of our popular anagrams video, asking you to unscramble the words to discover something related to Christmas. Also, seeing as it is the season for festivities and games, we’ve made a version of our ‘Through the Gap’ videos for pairs of players. Can you work together to make all the shapes?

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Mental Health

We’ve done a push this month on more secondary mental health content and you can find two new pieces playing this month; dealing with anxiety and self-esteem.

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Our new What’s On guides for the Primary channel are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘month’, ‘playing’, or guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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Anomaly Content Manager – What’s on this November?

What’s on this November? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout November, as the nights get longer and winter is on it’s way!

BullyingUK

We are proud to be supporting BullyingUK and working with them to produce some fantastic content surrounding bullying. Bullying is a subject which Anomaly takes very seriously. According to a BBC report, children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later – that’s why we are proud to stand with BullyingUK, who are helping to tackle bullying. Catch our recent video with BullyingUK, all about why you should #choosekindness.

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WW1 and Remembrance Day

It’s important for us to remember those that died in the World Wars and also to think of those that are still in service for our country, this is why this November we’ve created two videos. One about why poppies are used to remember and another about what roles children took upon themselves during WW1.

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Fake News (Secondary only)

Fake News is Collins dictionary word of the year, so we made a video about it. What is it and how can you spot it? This video encourages young people to question what they read and sort fact from opinions.

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Our new What’s On guides are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘month’, ‘playing’, or guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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Anomaly Content Manager – What’s on this October?

What’s on this October? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout October, as the days turn colder and the clocks go back!

Good friends Vs. Bad friends

This video is another in the bullying series encouraging young people to question if their friends are really their friends or actually just bullies. The differences between good friends and bad friends aren’t always obvious, but this video gives some general habits of bad friends to look out for.

Good friends vs bad friends

Nightmares

As October is the month of Halloween, we took a more series approach towards what can scare young people and tackle the issue of nightmares. This video looks at what nightmares are, how they can be a source of stress and what to do if you have a lot of nightmares that worry you.

Nightmares

Our new What’s On guides are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘month’, ‘playing’, or guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:

In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see!

If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk

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