Children from Kirby Hill school are presenting this morning, on Day 2 of the Fronter North Yorkshire Roadshow. This is what they have to say!
Pupils are telling delegates about their own ‘Royal Wedding’ which they held in school and are now proudly showing on their Fronter learning platform.
Year 6 Mentors
Year 6 children were ‘enlisted’ to help with the initial roll out of Fronter. They were invited to join ‘Fronter Club’ to help them to become familiar with the facilities available in the learning platform before they began to act as eLearning mentors for other pupils.
Messaging across the school
Kirby Hill made the decision to allow messaging throughout the school; they find it easy to manage and very beneficial for effective school communications.
Contrasting localities in Geography lessons
Setting up this aspect of the geography curriculum rolled along more quickly and effectively than first anticipated! The children become involved and engaged with the topic very readily indeed.
Kirby Hill set up a room for the Fairtrade topic in geography, but found that an added benefit was how easy it was to add a link to their newly acquired Fairtrade School status.
Links to Brunei
Time differences presented no problem to North Yorkshire children wishing to communicate with school friends in Brunei. Children have been using Fronter to share learning tasks and activities, they use the vote tool to check each others’ opinions and forums to discuss their ideas.
After School Club
Activity news from the Kirby Hill After School Club has been well received by parents – they can keep up to date easily with what is going on week by week, and make sure their children have all the right kit for their activities!
Update / Reboot
Kirby Hill have found that like any resource in school, their Fronter Learning Platform needs to be kept fresh and interesting. So, last Christmas they organised a Nativity Quest which guided the children through areas of Fronter which they needed to be reminded about, as well as helping them to learn about the Nativity.
Created by Kids 4 Kids
Year 5 Children at Kirkby Hill have been given ‘ownership’ of some subject areas -they are creating pages for music, ICT, MFL amongst others. There are plans for more subjects to be added next term. Teachers also make subject areas and the areas work in parallel.
eSafety is very important at Kirby Hill. Children are confident that their space is safe and they have easy access to excellent eSafety materials from sites such as http://www.thinkuknow.com
I like Fronter because…..
…….it’s like Facebook, but better
……we (children) can edit pages in Maths and English
……you can learn computer rules to be safe
……you can speak to your friends safely – it is locked by a password
………….you can learn things
A really super presentation children - thank you!!!