Blog Posts tagged: cross-curricular learning

Julia Donaldson and husband dancing

Journeys with Julia: Interdisciplinary Learning at Castleview School

Castleview School in Stirling were our Schools Champions for Julia Donaldson's recent Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour. Inspired by Julia's books, the classes explored the theme of 'Journeys' through fantastic, cross-curricular projects!

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Pupils from Elgin Academy reading in Blackwell's book shop

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize - A Fantastic Cross-Curricular Opportunity

Elgin Academy tell us how they took on the role of Scottish Teenage Book Prize Schools Champion, harnessing the theme of children's rights to set up some fantastic work across the curriculum.

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Pupils celebrating project

Oceans and Sustainability: Creative Learning at Castleton Primary

Primary 4 pupils from Castleton Primary School in Castlemilk, Glasgow were our Schools Champion for Nicola Davies's Authors Live. Inspired by Nicola Davies’s book, Dolphin Baby, the class explored the ocean during an excellent, cross-curricular project.

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Two children sitting on a running track with the three shortlisted books in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Taking part in the #Bookbug Prize in Additional Support Needs Settings

It's not too late to register your pupils to vote for the country's favourite picture book in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize! This fantastic project is a great way to build a lifelong love of reading, and in this blog post, Siobhan Fraser of the Mary Russell School tells us how she used the prize to help pupils with additional support needs.

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A newspaper report inspired by the novel Grass, on display in the classroom

Using an author visit to inspire cross-curricular fun

Inviting a writer in to visit your pupils can be a hugely motivating experience. In this blog post, teacher Leanne Barclay describes how a visit from Cathy MacPhail led to a wide range of cross-curricular activities in the school, including graffiti art, musical compositions, and newspaper reports.

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Students working on their project

Exploring the Stories of Refugees Through Art and Drama

Find out how Greenfaulds High School used Alpha, a graphic novel about a young man's desperate journey from Northern Africa to Europe, as inspiration for a cross-curricular project exploring the stories of refugees through art and drama.

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Students working on a bike

Books and Bikes: Linking Sport and Literacy at Woodburn Primary School

At Woodburn Primary School in Midlothian, primary 6 pupils took part in a brilliant project inspired by Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin's Authors Live. Judith Little, P6 class teacher at Woodburn Primary, shares the brilliant activities she ran in her classroom linking sport, literacy and practical skills.

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Students working on their books

Creating Non-Fiction Pop-up Books

In March 2016 author and environmentalist Christiane Dorion visited schools in Inverclyde, West Lothian and Dundee. At St Mary's Primary School in Inverclyde, Christiane's visit inspired a brilliant cross-curricular project involving puppets, pop-up books and fascinating facts about our planet.

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Welcome to Primary 1: A transition project inspired by Ed Vere's Authors Live

At Lochnell Primary School in Argyll pupils in nursery, Primary 1 and Primary 2 have all been taking part in a brilliant transition project inspired Ed Vere’s Authors Live. Joy Cameron, P1/2 teacher at Lochnell Primary, shares the brilliant, bookish activities which she ran in her classroom to welcome the new P1 pupils into the school.

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Tom Gates at Hilton Primary

Tom Gates Takeover at Hilton Primary School

At Hilton Primary in Inverness, Primary 6 classes have been taking part in a project inspired by the books and videos of Liz Pichon, author of the hugely popular Tom Gates series. Here Lesley Glasgow, class teacher at Hilton Primary, shares the brilliant activities which she ran in her classroom to celebrate the wonderful world of Tom Gates.

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