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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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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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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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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Learn how volunteers can improve your school in this Anomaly blog post. Its volunteer’s week and we understand the importance of those that give up their time for free to help improve schools all over the UK. Learn how volunteers and teachers can utilise Anomaly equipment to improve their classroom. This blog post features information about Anomaly Film. Becoming a classroom helper Classroom helpers volunteer to assist teachers on a regular basis, usually in primary schools. Classroom helpers can assist teachers in a number of ways. Whether it’s aiding with keeping the class in control or listening to pupils read. Reading practice in particular is very labour-intensive and helpers can make a big difference to not only the children but the teachers as well. Volunteers like classroom helpers usually commit to spending regular slots of time in school each week. The time that volunteers spend at schools can vary from half an hour to half a day at most. Although volunteers will go to the school that their child attends, it is unlikely that the volunteer would be in the same classroom that their child is in as it can be disruptive. Volunteers make a big difference in improving standards. Even if you’re not helping in your child’s class, research shows that having a parent who volunteers improves a child’s experience in school. Research has also shown that children who have parents that are more involved with what is going on at school are more likely they to do well in their exams. How do volunteers improve the Anomaly experience? With any event, it’s important to do forward planning. With an Anomaly Film day students will be able to experience the use of green screen technology in their school. Volunteers can help our Anomaly team by taking part in interviews and any other videos that the children may have planned for that day. Take a look here from a previous Anomaly Film day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQAgT29L7k0 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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