Around the world in 28 days…
…And what a 28 days it has been. Our World Cup Blog project has now finished and we have seen 105 countries visit in this time and from some countries that I never knew existed! Here is the flag counter from the blog:
As you will know form my previous posts, HeathfieldCPS have been involved in a Blogging project called ‘Blog The World Cup’
HeathfieldCPS were given the Germany team to blog about, please see the blog here: Germany Blog Our Year 6′s as you may probably be aware have taken to blogging like @Dughall and @Joga5 have taken to presenting! They have produced a sensational blog this year. I left working with Year 6 after SATs and began to work with our Future Year 6′s. I wanted to get the Year 5 pupils really enthused with blogging and then this project appeared!
From a teacher’s perspective, I took a risk, a big risk! I scrapped all my final half term planning 24 hours before the term began and decided to throw myself and my pupils into the project. If everything flopped then I knew I would have my original planning to go back to. I have also been empowered by my Headteacher to take risks!
So, the process began of linking Numeracy areas/topics and Literacy genres to Germany and the World Cup. This was really fun, I felt like the chains were off! From this moment, I embarked on the best 4 weeks of teaching and learning in my career!
There have been many highlights in this 4 weeks and here are some of them:
We used Wallwisher twice, once at the start of the project to allow people to tell us where they had been to Germany:
The 2nd time to gauge people’s reactions to Germany’s thrilling victory over Argentina:
We used Voicethread 5 times, this one was used to collect people’s thoughts and feelings after Germany beat England:
This Voicethread is still work in progress and is currently being used to reflect over the whole topic:
We have used Coveritlive twice during Germany football games to enable the children to chat to each other and help them write their match reports:
Germany v Ghana:
Germany v Spain:
We have used Photopeach to display various pieces of work:
We used PrimaryPad to write a collaborative non-chronological report on Germany:
Overall, this has been a Web2.0 extravaganza and the learning has been just great! I can’t think of a better project that could have prepared our Year 5s for their blogging journey in Year 6!