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Anomaly Content Manager – What’s on this July?

What’s on this July? 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 July, as the end of the school year draws closer!

Brushing technique

It may nearly time for the Summer holidays and time to relax, but pupils should still keep on top of caring for their teeth! Our dental care series are always popular, so we’ve added a new video about the best way for pupils’ to brush their teeth.

brush technique

Shyness

Summer usually brings lots of activities and teamwork opportunities, but not all pupils feel comfortable in such social situations and may experience feeling shy. This video is part of our mental health series and explores how pupils can work on feeling less shy and how more confident pupils can aid more introvert pupils.

shyness

Our new What’s On guides 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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Tackle bullying at your school with Anomaly

Today is #StandUpToBullying day and in this blog post, read about how Anomaly are preventing bullying in schools as we mark this important occasion. 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 determined to help schools and young people to tackle bullying with the use of our Anomaly screens. We have a comprehensive library full of content to help, advise and encourage young people to stand up to bullying.

Live Action content

Bullying 1

These videos offer bullying advice and tips from young people, to young people. Put these videos on your screens to offer peer to peer advice about what to do, not only if you’re being bullied, but if you see bullying as well.

Cyber Bullying

Bullying 3

We all know that unfortunately, bullying can reach young people 24 hours a day via social media. This can be particularly upsetting and have a negative affect on mental health and well being. These videos teach young people how to be safe online, report any bullying they see and speak to an adult if they are being bullied online.

Frenemies

Bullying 2

As well as traditional advice videos about ‘typical’ bullies, we have a piece of content about bullies disguised as friends. These kinds of bullies aren’t always obvious to young people but this video gives some signs to look out for.

More content is constantly being added around this subject and you can find any current content available on the Anomaly Content Manager by simply searching ‘bullying’. If you struggle to load the content on your screens, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

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 May?

What’s on this May? 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 May, as we’re in the throes of revision and exams.

SATs Stress

Playing only in Primary schools, this video aims to ease any exam stress that pupils may be feeling. A recent report found that 8/10 school leaders say that fear of academic failure has lead to an increase in mental health issues around exam time. This video takes a look at simple ways to revise to ease any pre-exam nerves, encourages young people to do things they enjoy to avoid getting stressed and to talk to an adult if they are feeling any pressure.

SATs

Sleep

In May, we have a version of this playing on both Primary and Secondary channels, to cater for the fact younger children need more sleep than teenagers. These videos have been made to show during the exam/revision period so that young people understand the importance of sleep and how lack of sleep can affect their mental health and well being. The videos also offer tips of how to get prepared for bed and make the most out of a full nights rest!

May content - sleep video

Our new What’s On guides available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! 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 April?

What’s on this April? 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 April, as we’re approaching SATs week.

Cheating

Playing only in Primary schools, this video takes a look into why pupils may feel the need to cheat and how in the long run, it will not benefit them. This is part of our series to encourage younger children to get into the good habit of talking to their parents/carers/teachers if there is something that may be bothering them.

Cheating

 

Maths in a Minute

Mind teasers are really popular videos within our library, so with the SATs quickly approaching, we thought we’d combine these types of fun, interactive videos whilst testing pupils arithmetic skills! These quick fire videos challenge pupils to reach the target by using only 6 numbers and their numeracy skills. How many solutions can pupils find in a minute?!

Video still from Maths in a minute, which tests pupils arithmetic skills.

Bullying – ‘Frenemies’

SAT’s week can be stressful in itself without pupils feeling like their friends are subtly being bullies – but how would pupils know that playful banter was bullying? This video takes a look at habits a bully disguised as a friend are likely to do.

Frenemies

We’ve now got brand new What’s On guides available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! 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 we’re back approaching half term and those colder, darker winter days!

Showing on screens:

  • How did parliament begin? (Primary and Secondary)
  • Terrestrial planets – info on Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars (Primary and Secondary)
  • Maths and Money – working out basic transactions with money (Primary only)
  • Biology anatomy – looking at the major muscles (Secondary only)
  • Saurischia dinosaurs – facts about this sub-group of dinosaurs (Primary only)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic achievments (Primary and Secondary)
  • Laura Trott – Mind teaser facts with this Olympian (Primary and Secondary)
  • Advice about bullying (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • Recipe to make your own pizza (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • Health benefits of eating cinnamon (Primary and Secondary)
  • Importance of protein in a balanced diet (Primary only)
  • Chicken – why it’s a good source of protein (Secondary only)
  • Eco-friendly TVs and other electricals (Secondary only)
  • Reducing carbon footprint (Secondary only)
  • Explaining climate change (Primary only)
  • Encouraging pupils to put litter in the bin (Primary only)
  • Washing hands properly to prevent spreading infection (Primary only)
  • Colds and how to prevent spreading infection (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • How to build positive self-esteem (Secondary only)
  • Hockey: Dribbling with the ball (Primary only)
  • Netball: Shooting the ball (Primary only)
  • Benefits of walking to school (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • How to do tricep dips (Secondary only)
  • Benefits of dancing (Secondary only)
  • Why basketball is good for you (Primary only)
  • Explaining the uses of braces (Secondary only)
  • Importance of brushing your teeth (Primary only)
  • Looking at the career of airport security (Secondary only)
  • Looking at the career of a swimming instructor (Secondary only)

Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

With Team GB having so many successes in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, we thought it was only right that we create a video celebrating these achievements and in doing so, inspire pupils to try a new sport themselves.

Olympic/Paralympic Achievements

As our ‘Who am I’ fact videos are a popular addition to playlists, we’ve made special Olympic and Paralympic versions, with facts about Olympic and Paralympic heroes. These videos are available instantly in the library, just search ‘Olympics’ or ‘Paralympics’ to see the selection. Drop these videos into your playlists to inspire pupils to follow in the footsteps taken by these individuals to become Olympic and Paralympic heroes!

Laura Trott WAI

Activate Camps: Netball

Over the summer, we teamed up with Activate Camps to produce various videos which can be used to promote active learning in your schools. This month, we’re highlighting the first of our Netball series and showing an interactive sports lesson on how best to shoot and get a goal. Keep your eyes peeled for further new sports content with Activate Camps!

Netball shooting skills

Mental Health: Self-esteem

It can be tough tackling your emotions as a teenager, but a positive self-esteem can work wonders. With this in mind, we’ve created a video with tips about building and maintaining a positive self-esteem. This is the first of our brand new mental health series for secondary age pupils, which aims to help teenagers understand their feelings and encourage them to speak to an adult about their emotions.

Attendance – parent reminder

Attendance is important and our video about this is always a popular choice to put in playlists. Now we’ve got a version aimed at parents to relay how important it is that their child attends school and that they could face a fine for unexplained absences. Just schedule this to play during drop off/collection time!

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 Film and South End Junior School

In this blog post, Anomaly focuses on one of our successful schools, South End Junior School in Northamptonshire. We recently visited the school to do a project day with a number of pupils and their Anomaly Film kit, a portable green screen and filming kit for schools. Project days are free of charge service, where an Anomaly trainer will come to your school and help pupils use their Anomaly Film kit to film and edit their very own media ideas and produce a completed film by the end of the day.

South End Junior School

Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with South End Junior School to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help support the school’s motto, ‘Inspiring the Learning Journey’.

Tim, one of our experienced trainers, worked with the pupils on bringing to life their film on British values and the four topics of democracy, respecting religions, liberty and rule of law. We witnessed the fruits of the pupils’ creativity throughout the day with updates via their Twitter @SouthEndJrSch.

Tim helping SEJ pupils editSEJ pupils filming

By the end of the project day, the pupils had created a fantastic film on what British Values are, which you can find on their YouTube by clicking here. We also think it’s worth mentioning to check out their e-safety video – the pupils of South End Junior School are definitely budding film makers!

We love to hear how you’re getting on with your Anomaly equipment! Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to be featured, or alternatively phone the office for further training or information.

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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International Day of Democracy and Anomaly Content Manager

In this blog post, we’re looking at new content we have on our Anomaly screens and with today being International Day of Democracy, we’re going to look at how our content is helping schools to highlight democracy within their school community. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe International Day of Democracy with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy. With this in mind, we’ve created content tailored to improve understanding of what a democratic society is, how Britain is run and how this differs from other governments around the world.

Anomaly Content

We’ve produced content which aims to give students a better understanding of the values of democracy, respect and how Britain is run. The content covers everything from explaining what democracy is (with helpful examples related to the classroom) to examining the different types of government used to run other countries around the world.

Different Governments    Democracy

More content is planned around this subject of democracy and values and you can find current content available in the library on the Anomaly Content Manager. If you struggle to find the content or put it into your playlist to show on your screens, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

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 Film and William Law CE Primary School

As part of our Anomaly customer service, we offer free of charge training on all of our Anomaly technology and follow up courtesy calls to check your school is happy with everything. One such happy school is William Law CE Primary School in Werrington, Peterborough.

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William Law CE Primary School

Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with William Law CE Primary School to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help promote the school’s aims – to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

We recently visited the school to do a training session on their Anomaly Film kit, a portable green screen and filming kit for schools. After the training session, Tracy Mayhead said, “The training from Anomaly last month was excellent. The children loved it. They have been able to continue putting the training to good use and will be passing on their knowledge to some of our Year 5’s in the next couple of weeks.”

As a result of Anomaly Film and the training session, the Year 6 pupils managed to film and edit their own film, ‘Building for the Future’!

We love to hear how you’re getting on with your Anomaly equipment! Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to be featured, or alternatively phone the office for further training or information.

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 September?

What’s on this September? 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 September, as we’re back to school and beginning a brand new school year.

Showing on screens:

  • A brief outline of Christianity (Primary only)
  • Tips to stay safe: Social Networking (Primary and Secondary)
  • Basic Spanish/French greetings (Primary and Secondary)
  • Explaining the different types of government (Primary and Secondary)
  • Basics of respiration (Secondary only)
  • Forms of sustainable energy (Primary and Secondary)
  • How c02 emissions are affecting the environment (Primary and Secondary)
  • The achievements of Alexander Bell (Primary and Secondary)
  • What is democracy? (Primary only)
  • Benefits of exercising at school (Secondary only)
  • Explaining the rules of dodgeball (Primary only)
  • How to do lateral raises and lunges (Secondary only)
  • How to throw a javelin (Primary only)
  • What to expect when you learn to swim (Primary only)
  • How to scoop the ball in hockey (Primary only)
  • Benefits of eggs (Primary and Secondary)
  • Why it’s important to have breakfast (Primary and Secondary)
  • Health benefits of oranges and broccoli (Primary and Secondary)
  • Advice about bullying (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • Homophobic bullying (Secondary only)
  • Looking into the careers of a photographer and a hairdresser (Secondary only)
  • What is Autism? (Primary and Secondary)
  • Anxiety and how to overcome it (Primary only)
  • Using the right toothbrush (Primary only)
  • Eczema and what it is (Secondary only)
  • Crowns and what they are (Secondary only)

The National Autistic Society

We’ve got another fantastic video from the National Autistic Society this month explaining exactly what autism is. We’re really excited at Anomaly to be continuing our work with the National Autistic Society and helping them to raise awareness and develop understanding of autism in schools.

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Activate Camps: Hockey

Over the summer, we teamed up with Activate Camps to produce various videos which can be used to promote active learning in your schools. This month, we’re highlighting the first of our Hockey series and showing an interactive sports lesson on how to scoop the ball. Keep your eyes peeled for further new sports content with Activate Camps!

Activate Camps

Mental Health: Anxiety

As September is a time for big changes and new experiences, it can make some children feel anxious. To tackle this, we’ve made a video all about anxiety and tips to overcome it. This is the first of our brand new mental health series for primary age pupils, which aims to help children understand their feelings and encourage them to speak to an adult about their emotions.

E-safety

With e-safety a constant concern within schools and a popular topic choice to drop into playlists, we’re here to help with more engaging content explaining the dangers of sharing too much information on social media accounts. You can find other videos on e-safety and online gaming, emails and apps.

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 Activate Sport…

In this blog post Anomaly are focusing on the exciting developments regarding Anomaly equipment and the Sport Premium. Over the summer we’ve teamed up with Activate Camps to produce various videos which can be used to promote active learning at your schools. In this blog post we’ll be looking at the work Activate do. Anomaly had the pleasure to speak with Dom Taylor, Operations Manager at Active to see what he had to say.

Could you give us a bit of history about Activate?

“Activate started 11 years ago, we started as a very small company in Derbyshire. Since then we’ve grown and we’re now working with over 200 camps across the UK, we operate at over 50 different venues across the country. With some of our more high profile camps, we often have top professional sports players come down which is really good. We also specialise in several different areas of sports, for example, tennis, hockey, lacroix and so much more.”

What kind of work are you doing with schools already?

“We do a variety of different things with schools all over the country really. We have a good background of coaching and teaching schools so we can offer a solution to schools who may struggle with PE at their school. We work with over 300 coaches across the country so this allows us to pick the right staff to go into schools and offer support to teachers who made need it.”

What are the aims of Activate?

“In terms of our aims, our main aim is to get kids active. We try to inspire kids to get involved in sports by using top brands and sports personalities. For example we’ve worked with Andrew Flintoff, Louis Smith and so many other high profile names. Inspiring kids with these top athletes, it normally encourages them to take sport more seriously.”

What are the future plans for Activate?

“We have some big plans, we’re always looking to expand our camps program. We’re always looking to expand that and make it more inclusive. We’re looking to increase the coaching awareness, so for example risk management, health and safety and more. We just want to keep going and keep providing a top quality service.”

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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