Active Mission: Look at the images below of items that represent a strong part of the UAE’s history, culture and identity. Film yourselves speaking about the images or film yourselves interviewing a parent/teacher about their expertise on the subject. In your interviews or voiceovers of images cover the following areas: Name of what you see... Continue Reading →
The UAE has a sustainability strategy for 2050, which includes goals such as 50% clean energy use. Go to the library and check out ‘101 ways to save the planet’ and ‘Making a Difference: the save the world handbook’ and have a look at the link below about the UAE’s sustainable schools initiative. https://sustainableschools.ead.ae/SSI/ Now,... Continue Reading →
Go to the library and delve into the book, “Back to the Wild”. Read about the UAE’s efforts to reintroduce this endangered animal back to the wild. Make a video, considering the following points: Why is it important for sustainability to protect animal species? What are the opinions of prominent Emiratis about protecting animals? A... Continue Reading →
World Book Day is an exciting time of year, when teachers have settled comfortably into the routine of the year and new classes but before the pressure ramps up with summer exams. It is an opportunity to let your creativity out and let your bookishness reign. Our school included in their calendar this year a... Continue Reading →
Important vocabulary for approaching the Edexcel iGCSE Non-Fiction unit. Arabic translations included for English Language Learners Vocabulary Translation Definition 1 Climax ذروة The point where tension and drama is at its highest in an extract 2 Exposition معرض Detailed description (of a setting) at the beginning of a narrative 3 Memoir مذكرات A... Continue Reading →
In 2013 I started as an NQT in a new-build academy in a largely young and adventurous English department. Much of my practice was shaped by my time there and one of the best creations which I have taken to other schools has been our ‘Progress Pack’. A somewhat gimmicky title coined by my HOD... Continue Reading →
These follow a similar style and purpose as the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Quotation Retention Challenge cards posted here and here. They can be used in class for analysis, as part of self-quizzing and for display material.
I posted here earlier in the year as we began our journey exploring vocabulary in more detail and explicitly teaching Tier 2 vocabulary to our cohorts. We have since offered a 'Word of Week' tailored to the curriculum content we offer with a few specific rules: The format of the Word of the Week remains... Continue Reading →