YHGfL have set the dates for a number of Video Conference sessions throught 2014
Below is a summary, see the YHGfL website for further information:
Video Conference with David Webb – Author – KS1 upwards
3rd March 2014
YHGfL are marking book week this year by giving schools the fantastic opportunity to take part in a video conference session with the author David Webb (see http://www.david-webb.info/). David will be running a range of sessions tailored to the group of children involved with plenty of opportunities to discuss his work, ask him questions about his books and what it’s like to be an author. Maybe your children could read some of their work to him. If you and your pupils would like the opportunity to meet David we have a limited number of slots available – book now to avoid disappointment!
Mathsbuster Numeracy VC – Y5/6
3rd April 2014
Based on the popular “Blockbuster” TV shows this video conference has classes competing against each other answering questions based on past numeracy SATs papers (but not the actual questions).
The 45 min approx. session is aimed at Y5 or Y6 pupils based around a wide range of numeracy questions, primarily focused at Level 4, in the style of those questions presented in SATs papers for KS2.
The format will link together two schools, hosted by our very own quizmaster Bob Bloggs, Professor of Very Difficult Mathematics from the University of Impossibly Hard Mathematical Problem Solving.
Each school will nominate a team to answer the questions, supported by the rest of the class. Both schools will need to work on the answer just in case it’s wrong and it gets passed over. A series of challenges and surprises will ensure a close contest. If we do get stuck Professor Bob will give expert advice.TBC
Yorkshire Vision 2014 – Primary MFL
May 22nd 2014
A videoconferencing opportunity in true ‘Euro Vision’ style for YHGfL member primary schools compared by our very own Pierre from Paris.
Schools will perform a short song, no longer than 3 minutes in a MFL. (French, German or Spanish)
The Schools will watch the other schools perform, then after a short break, vote for the best performance and report back in true Euro Vision style – there will be no ‘0 points’
Performances will be judged along the lines of:
* Are the children joining in?
* Is it an enthusiastic performance?
* Are the children having fun?
Meet Mr Twit – Primary Literacy ks2
July 9TH 2014 – TBC
Based on Roald Dahl children’s book. Children can hear some of the pranks performed by Mr Twit on his long suffering and maybe hideous wife Mrs Twit.
With a number of challenges and questions posed to the children throughout the session, they will also have the ability to ask questions of Mr Twit about his life and those around him.
Prior to the session Mr Twit will send schools a number of literacy challenges/activities they may like to do and report back to him in the session. i.e. A new recipe for his dinner , design a house for the Muggle-Wump or plan a new nasty trick.
It will be advantages for children to have read the book , the challenges will be sent out at Easter 2014 so early booking is highly recommended.
VC with Wes Magee for Poetry Week
1St & 2nd October 2014 – All key Stages – Dates to be confirmed
YHGfL are marking Poetry Week again this year by giving schools the fantastic opportunity to take part in a video conference session with award winning poet and author Wes Magee. Wes will run a range of sessions from Action Rhymes, to Poetry Shows – each tailored to the group of children involved. If you and your pupils would like the opportunity to meet Wes virtually this October we have a limited number of slots available – book now to avoid disappointment!
Bring Lapland to Your Classroom – speaking and listening
15th – 18th December 2014 – All Key Stages
Father Christmas is so busy these days he really finds it difficult to visit schools in person. We’ve managed to arrange for him to talk to you once again via his new video conferencing system, using the power of the internet to visit you instead! If your pupils would like the opportunity to meet Santa virtually this December direct from Lapland we have a limited number of slots available.
To take part in any of these video conference you will need as a minimum a web cam with microphone and a speaker set connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this we will be using the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop. We can also connect to schools registered with JVCS on their usual video conferencing system or software. YHGfL and some LAs also have systems that can be loaned out if necessary.
YHGfL are able to support any school new or using to the technology and run a number of on-line and face to face workshops throughout the year. See our CPD section on the website : http://www.yhgfl.net/CPD
Our next on-line Video Conferencing CPD sessions is on 19th March 2014 at 4.00, extra ones can be arranged by request.
For further information on the sessions or information in general about Video Conferencing email firstname.lastname@example.org