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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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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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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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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Teaching Primary school pupils about religion and helping them to develop a deep understanding can be quite a challenge. To tackle this, 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. Saint Winefride’s on Vimeo. Using green screen to tackle topics which most pupils find hard to engage with can help to improve their knowledge and understanding, but most importantly increase their retention of information. By broadcasting this video on their Anomaly Screen, they are also able to reiterate the school’s religious beliefs and values to the whole school community, including parents and visitors. Non-faith schools could use this idea as part of the new OFSTED requirement for all primary schools to teach children about fundamental British Values. One strand of this new initiative covers understanding other faiths and cultures which make up Great Britain. To see more videos created by St. Winefride’s Catholic Primary School, head over to their website or Vimeo.
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Talking about the weather, being overly polite, fish and chips, moaning, just some of the things that mean you’re British! But what does it actually mean to be British? In this blog post, Anomaly is going to be looking at promoting British values in school and what it means to be British and they’re telling this story by using digital media. Schools all over the UK are using green screen technology to promote British values, and they are all using Anomaly’s products. https://youtu.be/pXaFduViX1I Goole based Kingsway Primary School are also in the spotlight as they have utilised our green screen technology in their school to produce a video about the subject, showcasing their students knowledge on the subject and proving their ability to use a digital media alternative to learning in their school. Below you will find a video produced by the students, utilising green screens, and talking all about promoting British values. https://youtu.be/z4q5AmsXY3w Proven digital media techniques are always a hit in schools, incorporating fun and fitting in with the school curriculum. You can find a link to Kingsway Primary School’s website here. You can also find useful links to our website and the services we offer here. Twitter | Facebook
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One of our schools, Wold Academy, demonstrated their digital media success using our green screen products by showcasing their knowledge of History. The year 5 pupils from Wold Academy, Hull showed that our portable filming studio can be incorporated into all areas of the curriculum regardless of the subject with their captivating news reports set in Anglo-Saxon times. https://youtu.be/p8VHobT8108 Using green screen filming techniques, the pupils of Wold Academy are able to bring to life what they have learnt about the Battle of Hastings using digital active learning methods which are proven to improve classroom engagement and knowledge retention. It looks like the pupils really enjoyed this project and unbeknownst to them, they have also been brushing up on their literacy skills by writing and reading their own scripts! Their enthusiasm speaks volumes and we think you’ll agree that this wouldn’t be case if they were asked to read a book about the Anglo-Saxons! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s97Watjxi4&feature=youtu.be Wold Academy are constantly pushing the boundaries of learning throughout the entire school so to see more of their fantastic work head over to their website or for regular updates and news visit their blog. To find out more about making use of green screen in your school, please contact a member of the team on 0844 579 0880 or email info@anomalygroup.co.uk. Twitter | Facebook
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