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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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. NAS Thumbnail     NAS Thumbnail 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 Twitter | Facebook
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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. 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 July, as we power through some of the most important months of schools, especially for secondary schools throughout the UK. In addition to the content we have for secondary schools, we also have tailored content for primary schools all over the UK. Each month the content for the upcoming month is outlined in the Anomaly blog. Here’s a full list of content that is scheduled for the July month: Basic facts about Judaism, How did the Olympics begin?, learning basic French, how to effectively take notes, Landmark: Angel of the North, 5 steps to take for healthy mental wellbeing, dealing with exam stress, dental care, facts about coriander and iron, how to make your own healthy pizza, food waste, drinking water, football benefits, warm up routine to do before any exercise, how to do squats, the career of a pharmacist and personal trainer, bullying advice and advice for teenagers having difficulty living at home. Exam stress stress awareness week With the majority of exams over, exam stress may not be an issue at your school. With that said there are still a couple of months remaining before most students receive their exam results. We have content which highlights the difficulties in facing exam stress. The content aims to reduce stress levels and remind students that it is fine to be stressed as well as suggesting ways to ease and combat exam stress. In addition to the content we have regarding exam stress, we also have 5 steps to help maintain good mental well-being, so pupils can return to school in September feeling refreshed and positive for the new school year. Sports day  With just over 2 weeks to go until the end of term, a lot of schools will be preparing for their annual sport day. Despite the weather, spirits should still be high by utilising the energy of staff and pupils to demonstrate a keen interest in sports. Later this week we will have a blog post dedicated to Wimbledon, before then though you can enjoy content on our screens relevant to sports day. In addition to sports day, the Olympics are due to start in August. Unfortunately we do not play any content throughout August, however our content relevant to the upcoming event is still available for our schools to enjoy in these next couple of months. The content explores what the Olympics are in addition to exploring the history of ancient Greece and the origins of the Games. 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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What’s on this June? 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 June, as we power through some of the most important months of schools, especially for secondary schools throughout the UK. In addition to the content we have for secondary schools, we also have tailored content for primary schools all over the UK. Here’s a full list of content that is scheduled for the June month: trooping the colour, tips to stay safe when using apps, revision tips, a mind teaser with a map riddle, how mindfulness can ease exam stress, stress during exams, too much information, 5 a day fruit and veg, how skipping breakfast is bad for you, making vegetable stir-fry, saving energy, easing symptoms of hayfever, how to do step ups, boxing, how to do press ups, careers of vets on farms, careers of airport passenger services and advice about bullying. National Autistic Society Following the success of World Autism Awareness Week, we contacted the National Autistic Society to talk to them about what they were doing currently in schools. Following some very positive talks it seemed like it would be perfect to get them on board. We’ll be displaying their widely popular “too much information” campaign, as well as other content for our schools to enjoy. Below you’ll find the first of many videos that we will be displaying on our Anomaly screens. The content aims to reduce stigma around autism in schools and we think it’s perfect for our Anomaly screens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr4_dOorquQ Tips to stay safe In such a digital age, it’s often difficult to keep up with the latest trends and technology. With new technology comes a new understanding and it’s often difficult to keep safe with any new apps or technology. That’s why we’ve come up with content which aims to help teachers promote a safer environment online. We’ve created tips for teachers and pupils which aim to help in staying safe when using apps. 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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In this blog post Anomaly focuses on one of its successful schools, North Ridge Community School. North Ridge have been kind enough to write a few words regarding the Anomaly service. Discouraging prejudice, discrimination and unequal opportunity is something that North Ridge takes very seriously. This, among other things had lead them to discover the Anomaly service. North Ridge Community School north ridge community school Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with North Ridge Community School to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help promote all values that the school are currently promoting. North Ridge recently had some green screen training which was led by our trainer, Matt Ogden. Jade Goodwin, Teacher and ICT Co-Ordinator from North Ridge Community school said: “I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the green screen training. Matt was great. The kids really loved the session and were attentive throughout. Matt was very helpful all day and was very patient with our students. I had a lot of great feedback from both the students and staff. It has now given me further ideas for future with my class.” Jade also went on to say: “The kids were really enthusiastic and engaged which was a fantastic result. As we were rehearsing for our Alice in Wonderland production in the afternoon, Matt used that time to show me how to edit the video and add text and sound. We almost finished the entire video so this allowed me to show the students the finished version today which was great. Thank you again and hopefully we can work with Matt again in the future.” 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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Anomaly screens can be used to promote a number of things. In this blog post we’re looking at some upcoming Awareness Days that you could promote with the use of Anomaly equipment. One thing that has always been popular in schools is Awareness. Awareness Days allow schools to dedicate a whole day to a particular topic or event. With upcoming exams it can be easy to get stressed with the added pressure of revision, but doing activities in association with Awareness Days can help reduce stress and allow you to promote topics which help improve creativity and attainability in students. National Share-A-Story Month awareness days National Share-A-Story Month (NSSM) is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling. This provides a fantastic opportunity to fulfil the aim of bringing children and stories together. National Share-A-Story month last for the duration of May so there’s plenty of time to embrace the event during the busy month. The theme for the month is “A Place for Stories”, the idea is to encourage the telling and sharing of stories in unusual (but safe) places. Why not promote different stories through the use of Anomaly screens? You can also create your own stories whilst embracing Anomaly Film. Europe Day With Europe being hot topic in the UK at the minute, Europe Day could not fall at a better time. Europe Day is held on the 9th of May every year. To celebrate Europe Day, the EU institutions open their doors to the public in early May in Brussels and Strasbourg. Why not display key information that promotes Europe Day? Or even put yourself in Brussels or Strasbourg using Anomaly Film! 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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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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