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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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:
- What’s on April 2018 – Anomaly Content Manager – Bullying/Safe Guarding
- What’s on April 2018 – Anomaly Content Manager – Curriculum
- What’s on April 2018 – Anomaly Content Manager – Environment
- What’s on April 2018 – Anomaly Content Manager – Health/Healthy Lifestyle
- What’s on April 2018 – Anomaly Content Manager – Exercise
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 firstname.lastname@example.org