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!

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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 November? 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 November, as the nights get longer and winter is on it’s way! BullyingUK We are proud to be supporting BullyingUK and working with them to produce some fantastic content surrounding bullying. 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 proud to stand with BullyingUK, who are helping to tackle bullying. Catch our recent video with BullyingUK, all about why you should #choosekindness. BullyingUK WW1 and Remembrance Day It’s important for us to remember those that died in the World Wars and also to think of those that are still in service for our country, this is why this November we’ve created two videos. One about why poppies are used to remember and another about what roles children took upon themselves during WW1. ww1 Fake News (Secondary only) Fake News is Collins dictionary word of the year, so we made a video about it. What is it and how can you spot it? This video encourages young people to question what they read and sort fact from opinions. Fake news 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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As part of our Anomaly customer service, we offer free training on all of our Anomaly technology and follow up courtesy calls to check your school is happy with everything. One such happy school is William Law CE Primary School in Werrington, Peterborough. logo

 Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with William Law CE Primary School to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help promote the school’s aims – to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

We recently visited the school to do a training session on their Anomaly Film kit, a portable green screen and filming kit for schools. After the training session, Tracy Mayhead said, “The training from Anomaly last month was excellent. The children loved it. They have been able to continue putting the training to good use and will be passing on their knowledge to some of our Year 5’s in the next couple of weeks.”

As a result of Anomaly Film and the training session, the Year 6 pupils managed to film and edit their own film, ‘Building for the Future’! 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.

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Following the successful provision of unique external Anomaly Screens for thousands of schools in the UK and changing several construction market leaders, we’re now taking a look at a preexisting division at Anomaly. In this blog post, we’re looking at Anomaly Film and the work we will be carrying out over the next couple of weeks. Our approach has changed, we’ve come up with a new solution which aims to improve film studies in schools and introduce a new digital alternative. Creating film is very popular with a lot of our schools. Anomaly Film offers a complete film kit for schools. Anomaly Film is a film kit which embraces the use of green screen technology. Over the next couple of weeks we’re revamping our support material in addition to creating a brand new website. Anomaly Film YouTube channel  changing anomaly film Over the summer we’ve been looking at some of the challenges that face schools when using digital technology in schools. Over the summer we’ve created a number of videos for our schools to enjoy. These videos are all tutorials which should help schools make the most out of their digital technology. You can expect to see these videos at the back end of August, just before schools go back. From that point, videos will roll out monthly. In addition to these videos, we’re always happy to help with any problems or queries you may have about the Anomaly system so please do not hesitate to give us a call. Anomaly Film website We revamped our current Anomaly Film website at the end of the last year after we had established that schools needed to know more about the service. Our website aimed to inform schools all about the Anomaly Film service in addition to showcasing the achievements of our hundreds of schools who have opted for the service. A couple months down the line and we realised we needed a revamp of our platform to better showcase the work that our wonderful schools have done. We’re aiming to have the website ready and waiting for schools just before everyone goes back for September. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your workplace, 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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Euro 2016 is just around the corner. The 2016 UEFA European Championship has just started and will be the 15th edition of the championship. In this blog post we’re taking a look at active learning in schools and how schools can embrace Euro 2016 and use it to improve activity levels. But how can you use the upcoming tournament to teach key subjects at your school? Encourage active learning  With Euro 2016 starting over the weekend, we thought it would be a good idea to the positive impact that football can have in school. The main health benefits of playing football regularly are a reduction in serious illnesses such as heart disease and many more. Any exercise will reduce these health risks, but studies have shown that activities such as football can reduce these particular risks. Studies have also shown that children who play football or participate in sport at a young age are likely to carry on in later life and live a healthier lifestyle as a result. In addition to having a healthier lifestyle it is also shown that children have better concentration levels, they are not as fatigued as other pupils who do not do sport and as a result, tend to perform better in the classroom. With such a big event like Euro 2016 hot topic at the minute, it’s important to capitalise on this and display some content from the Anomaly Content Manager on to your screens for all of your pupils to see. How can Anomaly help? We have a lot of content which is dedicated to keeping your school active. With our easy to use Anomaly Content Manager, you can place content relevant to active learning, football, sports and anything similar with the click of a button. With sports days coming up in the later summer months, it’s never too late to utilise the Anomaly Content Manager. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology and digital signage 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 its successful schools, Little London Primary School. Little London have been kind enough to write a few words regarding the Anomaly service. Improving confidence and enthusiasm in children is something that Little London are always encouraging at their school. In addition to this Little London promotes a happy place in which students can learn effectively. Little London Primary School Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with Little London Primary School to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help promote all values that the school is currently promoting. Rachael Blacker, Year 4 teacher at Little London Community Primary School said: “A small group of my year 4 class were recently involved in a whole day workshop where they were exploring the use of green screen technology. From the very start of the session the children were highly engaged and loved exploring how the green screen was set up and the different pieces of equipment used. During the session, the children performed small pieces of mime which they had produced in a whole class activity earlier on in the week.” Rachael continued by saying: “Once they children had performed, they were then shown how to transform their drama into a visual piece of work. Matt encouraged the children to help with editing the piece of work. Throughout the whole day session, the children were thriving with enthusiasm and couldn’t wait to continue their workshop. When the final piece was shown to the rest of the class they were booming with pride and could not wait to show the whole school their achievement. As well as helping the children, the Anomaly team were able to involve the class teacher in this activity and give them the opportunity to use the green screen again. I and the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and we cannot wait for Anomaly to come back to our school next term.” 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 are focusing on the exciting news regarding the sport premium for schools all over the UK. According to the department of education website, schools with 17 or more pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per pupil, so for an average sized school with 200 pupils, the school will receive around £9,000. How to use the PE and sport premium Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. According to the government website, you should use the premium to make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. The website explains how you could use your funding, so for example you can use your funding to hire a qualified sports coach to work with teachers or provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively. How can Anomaly help? Anomaly is able to help with the sport premium in a number of ways. Instead of hiring someone to come in to your school, why not display our content which is tailored to get kids active and adopt a passion for sport? Below you’ll find a piece of content which is regularly used by schools already embracing Anomaly equipment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VAvut42bNE Got any sports mad pupils or budding P.E teachers on your hands? Why not use our green screen equipment to get your pupils to make their own exercise videos? Get the whole school involved by playing these videos on the external screens too! But don’t take our word for it how we could help. Gavin Evans, head teacher at Hilltop Primary School in Kent has praised Anomaly equipment and described how it has helped keep his school active. Gavin said: “Whenever I wander out onto the playground during a break there are always many children mirroring the exercises and activities that we have installed on the screen and programmed to be on at those times.” Gavin continued to say: “When the children are not running, stretching and jumping they are watching the second screen and getting excited about seeming themselves and their work. Thank you Anomaly!” 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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Local news outlet, Wigan Evening Post, have recently featured Anomaly in their newspaper. Following the recent success of schools in the North West, we decided to reach out to one of our happy schools. We reached out to Marsh Green Primary school in Wigan to highlight their school for the Wigan Evening Post. In this blog post, we’re looking at their story in the newspaper. School’s message to pupils marsh green primary school Since Anomaly started back in 2012, we’ve had many happy schools. Marsh Green Primary School is one of the best-rated schools in the area and was recently judged as “good” by Ofsted. Inspectors hailed the headteacher and deputy head for overseeing rapid improvements in the quality of teaching over the past 18 months. We reached out to the school to write a short piece in a local news outlet. The piece talked about how Marsh Green Primary school has started utilising new technology to help with safeguarding and sharing pupils’ work with parents and visitors. The piece went in detail to talk about the Anomaly equipment and it’s benefit to the school. Headteacher of Marsh Green, Gill Leigh said: “This is a great way to celebrate children’s work and a method of sharing it with the wider community using high quality technology.” We look forward to seeing what Marsh Green Primary and our other schools will use Anomaly screens for in the future! 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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In this blog post Anomaly focuses on one of its successful schools, Hilltop Primary School. Hilltop has been kind enough to write a few words regarding the Anomaly service. Promoting healthy living and sharing pupils’ work around their school has always been something important at Hilltop. hilltop primary school Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with Hilltop Primary School to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help promote healthy eating and keeping active in school. As well as promoting these topics, Hilltop takes great pride in the presenting the work that their students produce to parents and visitors. Below you will be able to find a written testimonial from the school which highlights their experience with the Anomaly service. Gavin Evans, head teacher at Hilltop Primary School said: “After working with Anomaly and having a digital screen installed, it has transformed playtimes. Whenever I wander out onto the playground during a break there are always many children mirroring the exercises displayed on the screen. The children love the activities that we have installed on the screen. It’s also a bonus to have these activities programmed to be on at certain times. Raising participation and volumes of energetic activity was a priority and the Anomaly screen has helped to do this.” Gavin continued to say: “When the children are not running, stretching and jumping they are watching the second screen and getting excited about seeing themselves and their work on the screen. Thank you Anomaly!” 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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