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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Using Anomaly screens to promote a healthy lifestyle is one of the main aims of Anomaly. With figures revealing that a third of children leaving primary school are obese, our graphics department have been working pedal to the metal over the summer to create some fresh, new and engaging pieces of content, that aren’t quite your traditional ‘follow an instructor’ exercise videos.

These videos immerse pupils into game shows or even a whole new world, which will get them moving around – without them even realising. Through the gap is a series of videos asking the viewer to get their body into a position that matches the gap in the panel. This tests viewers flexibility, balance and strength to be able to hold the positions. 5 levels are currently available, with more planned including levels in pairs and
small teams. Through gap
Monster Moves: Why do normal yoga when you could do monster moves yoga? This series asks the viewer to mirror the moves of the monsters and tests their memory at the end to see if they can recall the moves they have learnt. MM 2 Curious Manor: Can you help with the strange events going on at the Curious Manor? This series enlists the help of the viewer to perform physical activities to test the whole body and help rid the manor of the curious happenings. Viewers can be asked anything from helping to karate chop flying plates (improving hand-eye coordination) to ducking down to avoid the swinging lights (strengthening the lower body by squatting).CM 1 With new series planned and more in the pipeline on current series in terms of levels, difficulty and duration, pupils can get healthy by recording which levels they can complete and which they need to work on. They can even build on teamwork and co-operation with the levels that require pair work or small teams. Keep an eye out for more of these videos throughout the year!

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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 the school year begins! Sugar Boy Do you know how much sugar is lurking in the food you’re eating? This video informs you how to check on how much sugar there actually is in the drink you’re drinking or the food you’re eating and how to swap to a less sugary version.

Sugar boy

Anagrams Our mind teaser videos are always a popular choice to dot around playlists, especially at break times where pupils can ponder the question put to them. That’s why we’ve devised more curriculum based mind teasers and created a new series with anagrams, asking pupils to unscramble the letters to find a word based on a theme. These videos help towards pupils’ spelling and mental agility. This month we’re showing one all about colours, but there are more in library!  

Colour anagram

We’ve also got some brand new series’ of exercise content which isn’t your traditional ‘follow the instructor’ type of video – keep an eye out for our blog post on that tomorrow or keep an eye on your screens for two of them! 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 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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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 Twitter | Facebook
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It’s World Autism Awareness Week and in this blog post, read about how Anomaly are promoting mental health awareness. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of facts about autism and why people should be autism aware. Autism is much more common than many people think. There are around 700,000 people in the UK living with autism. 34% of children on the autism spectrum say that the worst thing about being at school is being picked on. 75% bullied at school world autism awareness week 75% of children on the autism spectrum who are of secondary school age say they have been bullied at school. Being diagnosed as autistic isn’t a label or something negative. Receiving this diagnosis can mean the difference between growing up in a confusing world and getting all the right support and services. Being diagnosed with autism can also give parents an explanation to some difficulties their child may have experienced. 99% of people are aware of autism, but there may not be enough understanding According to research found on this website, more than 99% of the public said they have heard of autism. With this figure in mind, only 16% of autistic people and their families think the public have a good understanding of the condition. Increasing awareness of autism at a young age could help autistic people. People on the autism spectrum often find themselves targeted by bullies in schools and in later life. At Anomaly we have numerous pieces of content which helps combat bullying and shines a light on discrimination and mental health. We have also written numerous pieces which aim to reduce bullying at school. How can Anomaly help World Autism Awareness Week We have content in our archive related to mental health. The content is designed to help tackle stigma in schools which surrounds mental health. The content focuses on how young people can deal with mental health and the problems they could face in school life. It also asks young people to consider how they can help to create an environment where mental health can be discussed openly with fear of discrimination. If you would like to read more about autism and how young people are affected, you may do so by clicking here. The link will take you to the National Autistic Society website. You may also follow us on Twitter to find how Anomaly are helping with World Autism Awareness Week. 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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