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!

Trevor's Kitchen

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!

Please

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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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 Twitter | Facebook
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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 Twitter | Facebook
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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 Twitter | Facebook
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As we mark a special occasion as the #StandUpToBullying campaign is launched, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of facts about bullying in addition to tips to prevent bullying at your school. Bullying is a subject which Anomaly takes very seriously. Discover more in this blog post as we look at the struggles of dealing with bullying in school.

In addition to our top tips, we also have videos which aid teachers and parents in helping young people deal with bullying. Sometimes young people don’t realise when they are bullying someone or being bullied. This could then lead to a lack of understanding of what is wrong with certain situations. Encouraging engagement between children and parents should be a top priority. If children say that they are experiencing persistent name calling or teasing, which is making them upset, this is a form of bullying.

It’s important to express to children what bullying is and how this can happen. It is important to encourage young people to speak up when they are feeling down as there may be a cause to the problem that they are facing. Below you will find a video that was produced by Anomaly in relation to bullying and how you can prevent it from happening in your school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueUAqk8r-yo

Anomaly takes bullying very seriously and this is why we have custom content which aims to help young people in schools. Why not take a look at the Anomaly Content Manager and all the content we have on display? In addition to these videos we are committed to customer service and if you are struggling with finding any content we can produce content specifically for your issue.

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 Twitter | Facebook
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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. The Anomaly content manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post find what will be displayed on our screens throughout May as we get closer to the most important months of the school year. Each month we write a blog post for our schools to read through which highlights key material which is coming up for each month. Here’s a full list of content that is scheduled for the May month: decomposition, solids, liquids and gases, house of lords, mayflower, saving money, Isambard Brunel, bullying, stranger danger, portion sizes, vegetables, grapes, don’t get thirsty, phobias, brushing teeth, importance of recycling, food waste, pair routine, dodge-ball, exercise and walk to school. Decomposition  coding blog piece During the month of May, we’re pushing out computing related material. With a big push in schools to teach kids coding, we knew we needed to respond when the BBC revision site added a whole new section on computing. That’s why we’re pushing out coding related material on your Anomaly screens this month. The content is available on all of our screens both primary and secondary and features a brief explanation of what decomposition is in computing terms. It goes on to explain how computer programmers use decomposition to help write clean and effective code. The content also explains the benefits of decomposition, how it can save time and how it can help pupils to learn to code. Keep an eye out for more computing and e-safety content in the following months too! What are human rights? Over half a century ago the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created, setting an example for how people should be treated. With the current push for teaching British Values in schools, we made a piece of content that aims to promote human rights across all of our secondary schools and asks pupils to think what their life would be like without basic Human Rights. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your workplace or school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education and construction 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 Twitter | Facebook
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Every year, schools all over the UK dress up as their favourite characters from books with one simple reason in mind, to celebrate World Book Day. World Book Day is back and that’s why we’re writing a blog post to highlight the work Anomaly has been doing to promote the day. The annual event – celebrating authors, illustrators and reading – sees kids from all over the UK dress as their favourite characters. Every year we see schools embracing World Book Day and that’s why, this year, we’re going to be pushing out tailored content relevant to the annual event. The content that we have created talks in detail about the historic event and how it’s possible for students to receive FREE books! We talked in a previous blog post about “what’s on for March” we highlighted the work that we will be carrying out with the event and how we’re going to be pushing out the event. We’ve produced content which talks about World Book Day and how you can use your book voucher to get a free book. The content also talks about the past of the event and shows how long the event has been around. For more information about World Book Day including relevant links to be prepared for the big day, you can click this link which will take you to their website.  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 Twitter | Facebook
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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. The Anomaly content manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post you can keep up to date with what we have planned for schools in the upcoming month. We have a lot of exciting content in the run up to the Christmas month! Here’s a full list of content that is scheduled for this month: voting, magnets, Bonfire night, note taking, Winston Churchill, stress in young people, body image, food and teeth, cumin, healthy apple crumble, food on the go, greenhouse riddle, recycling batteries, roads and mobiles, climbing, press ups, lighting director, and bullying. Below you can find some popular topics that we will be trying to promote specifically whilst rolling out content for November. Voting This November we’re promoting a various number of things. One of these being voting. Over the past month our graphic design team have been coming up with useful videos to aid students with learning all about parliament and voting. The content explains voting, why it’s important and the process of voting. Stress in young people With the increase of students being put under pressure every single day in the UK we’ve created some content to aid students who may be suffering with this issue. The video focuses on what causes stress in young people as well as showing how you can help. Bonfire night Bonfire night was a big piece we tried to push out yesterday. Our graphics team produced a graphic all about keeping safe on Bonfire night. We have also pushed out content relevant to Bonfire night. The content looks into the history explaining why we celebrate Bonfire night. Body image With physical education always encourages throughout schools, why not promote some exercise on your Anomaly screens? The content also focuses on how the media can affect our perception of body image. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school or event, 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 You can also enter our giveaway for a £50 Amazon voucher by filling out this form. Twitter | Facebook
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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. The Anomaly content manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post you can keep up to date with what we have planned for schools in the upcoming month. You can find a full list of the content as well as some content we are specifically looking to push out this month. Here’s a full list of content that is scheduled for this month: how did parliament begin? Spanish greetings, biology anatomy, the EU, York minster, mental health, colds, braces, make your own pizza, chicken, lettuce, eco-friendly TV, carbon footprint, walk to school, exercise tricep dips, dance, airport security, swimming instructor and bullying. Below you can find some popular topics that we will be trying to promote specifically whilst rolling out content for October. Spanish greetings  This October we’re promoting a various number of things. One of these being Spanish greetings. Over the past month our graphic design team have been coming up with common phrases that students will be able to learn thanks to the Anomaly content manager. Incorporating popular Spanish football teams with Spanish greetings has allowed us to create an engaging video. How did parliament begin?  With the increase in young people all over the UK following the most recent general election, Anomaly have some content talking all about parliament. This month, we have a video entitled “how did parliament begin?” Which focuses on the history of UK parliament. This video aims to encourage pupils to talk about British values. We also have examples of schools promoting this subject here. Mental health Regardless of age, mental health will always be a serious issue. That’s why we’ve created some content to raise awareness for mental health and how hard it is for people to deal with it. he content also looks into what mental health. The content also features advice for people who may be affected by mental health issues as well as some tips to help people that you think may be suffering from mental health issues. Exercise – tricep dips With physical education always encourages throughout schools, why not promote some exercise on your Anomaly screens? The video features a 60 second routine which demonstrates how to do tricep dips. This video would be perfect to aid students in a PE lesson. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school or event, 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 Twitter | Facebook
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What’s on this September? Find out in this new monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. In this blog post you can keep up to date with what we have planned for schools in the upcoming month. You can find a full list of the content as well as some content we are specifically looking to push out this month. Here’s a full list of content that is scheduled for this month: the water cycle, democracy, french phrases, how the internet works, pupil premium, Queen Victoria, bullying, eggs, breakfast, oranges, headlice, allergies, using the right toothbrush, sustainable energy, CO2 emissions, dodgeball, athletics, learning to swim, warming up. Below you can find some popular topics that we will be trying to promote specifically whilst rolling out content for September. Democracy This September we will be talking all about democracy. Democracy is often a tough subject for people in school to understand. Understanding democracy is always something that we are trying to promote. This month we have produced content which is full of information about the basics of what a democratic society is. The content is specifically tailored for all ages to make it easy to incorporate in any school environment. French phrases Incorporating a second language at an early age is always a great way to expand a young persons mind. That’s why we have produced content which is all about french phrases. This is the third installment of our “french phrases” videos. In this installment, we take a look at how to ask questions and introduce yourself in French. Exercise At Anomaly we have always been keen enthusiasts of exercise. We’ve wrote blog posts before all about sport and exercise before. Why not take a look by clicking here? We’ve produced content all about exercise and sport before. That’s why, this month, we’ve produced new content all about exercise. Some topics include, dodgeball, javeline, swimming, warming up and much more. How the internet works With technology in particular on the rise, we’ve produced content talking all about the internet. Similar to exercise we have wrote content specifically tailored to technology before which can be found here. It can be often confusing and even boring to some students to talk about how the internet works, but understanding more about technology will allow students to have a better grasp on certain topics when they are implemented into the curriculum. Headlice Our final main topic in our “what’s on” blog post is headlice. Every year when schools go back there always seems to be a surge of headlice. This piece of content is an animation about nits at school. Hopefully you enjoyed our first issue of “what’s on”. This will be a monthly feature that takes a look at “what’s on” throughout the month. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school or event, 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 Twitter | Facebook
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