Viking TV derived from a conversation with one of our Primary Lecturer’s former student’s historians, Miss Thake, who, after graduating from Edge Hill University, is now teaching Y5 in Manchester.
Miss Thake was keen to work with Primary Lecturer, Christopher Russell, her former tutor, and contacted him regarding their latest History topic- The Vikings.
Christopher put together a team of current history specialist trainees and devised a series of daytime tv programmes with a Viking theme. These included, a game show, a travel show, news bulletins, a comedy sketch show, a fashion show and a Home style show.
Miss Thake was then able to show the children the programmes, as if they were watching tv in their classroom. The children made notes, devised follow up questions to investigate themselves and got thoroughly involved in the topic of the Vikings.
Miss Thake felt that this was such a successful approach that she has used the programmes again with her subsequent Y5 class and is keen to work with us again on a new history topic.
Our Early Years Dept have released a blog written by both staff and students- please read it here!
Congratulations to the below members of staff who were nominated for this years Student Union Student Led Awards:
Outstanding Contribution to Teaching (FoE)
Gordon Laing (winner), James Cave, Maggie Webster, Rachael Sackville-Jones, Elizabeth Dunn, Graham Stow, Damien Shortt, Frith Murphy, Sarah Wright, Ron Naylor, Jennie Swift, Christopher Greenough and Eleanor Davidson.
Personal Tutor of the Year
Christopher Greenough (winner), Gordon Laing, Michelle Vickers, Sue Rogers, Eleanor Davidson, Ron Naylor, Debbie Hooton, David Boorman, Anthony Liversidge, Francis Farrell, and Justine Smith.
We have been recording our research seminar series over the past few months, please click below to watch some of our seminars:
- Professor Amanda Fulfords inaugural lecture ‘Professing, Confessing and Obsessing: Reflections on the Role of the Professor in the Contemporary University’
Lecture capture link here:
- Dr Janet Lord’s research seminar:
YouTube link here.
- Professor Sir Alan Tuckett
Lifelong Learning in Changing Times
13th February 2019
YouTube link here:
Dr Clare Woolhouse recently contributed to an article in the TES, for more information click here.
Our book bench project was a great success on Saturday 30th March. Our students dressed up as book characters and ran 3 events; kite decorating, ‘hot air’ balloon making, and read aloud stories. The community decorated a book bench and colleagues from the faculty and students, talked to children and families about their favourite books and book characters.