Happy New Year to our learning community.
Mrs Lilico has returned from her maternity leave and kicked off the New Year Assembly with a ‘Stephenson Contract of Resolutions’ to make our school the best it has ever been, in 2013. The contract included challenges like : becoming excellent at our times tables, making sure we are smart learners, meeting our targets at a faster rate, and the list goes on.
The teachers have a very different challenge for 2013 – they have all been given iPads as teaching tools. We have seen the impact of using iPads through our iPad@MyPad pilot (every child in year five has their own iPad) and the rest of the staff have been itching to have a go. So 2013 will see a technological breakthrough for North Tyneside, with all teachers using iPads to project through their interactive whiteboards, as well as a whole host of other ways, in order to develop exciting teaching and learning. We now have 6 iPad minis in EYFS and a set of 15 iPads to use throughout the school. This compliments the two class sets of netbooks we already have, which all connect wirelessly to the school network.
On top of this the teachers are experimenting with the social networking world of ‘Twitter’ and have been tweeting away.