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 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!

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 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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Today is #StandUpToBullying day. 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. Live Action content Bullying 1 These videos offer advice and tips on what to do if you are being bullied. 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 BullyingBullying 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 effect 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 Twitter | Facebook
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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 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 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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It’s St. George’s day tomorrow and to celebrate, we’re promoting British Values. In this blog post, we’re exploring how schools all over the UK have promoted British Values using Anomaly equipment. Hear from our talented schools as they prepare for the bkig day. Kingsway Primary School The first school in focus is Goole based school, Kingsway Primary School. Kingsway Primary School have been one of schools for a very long time. Last year they produced content which highlighted what it meant to them to be British. Utilising green screen technology in their school to produce a video about the subject, Kingsway demonstrated excellent knowledge related to British Values. Kingsway showed their ability to use a digital media alternative to learning in their school and judging by their video, they did a very good job too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXaFduViX1I St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School Our next school in focus, St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School, in Bradford have made use of green screen technology to interview their parish Priest, Fr. Paul and created short film which can be broadcast to the whole school using their Anomaly Screen in the playground. By broadcasting this video on their Anomaly Screen, they are able to reiterate the school’s religious beliefs and values to the whole school community, including parents and visitors. Promoting British Values is an excellent way to help teach St. George’s Day in schools. In addition to British Values, why not display content related to St. George’s Day on your Anomaly schools? Better yet you can make use of your Anomaly Film kit to produce a video which highlights key facts and puts your pupils at the heart of St. George’s Day. 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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