Archive for the ‘curriculum / teaching resources’ Category

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corridor glazing installed

December 3, 2007

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ground floor corridor window designs

November 21, 2007

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Design key requirements:
monochrome (no colour)
transparent so as not to obstruct light
site responsive and educational

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images of school children with flower motif (child’s drawing) have been constructed with reference to the ‘golden section’ or Fibonacci numerical series.

The idea references the ‘golden section’ & was prompted by a conversation with Tom Mason – we mentioned how the hall seemed of cathedral proportions & Tom thought the ‘golden section’ may have been used in it’s architectural design.

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The flower drawings in the design illustrate the Fibonacci number series:
1>2>3>5>8

In the 12th century, Leonardo Fibonacci discovered a simple numerical series that is the foundation for an incredible mathematical relationship behind phi.

Starting with 0 and 1, each new number in the series is simply the sum of the two before it. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, . . .

Divide any number in the Fibonacci sequence by the one before it, for example 55/34, or 21/13, and the answer is always close to 1.61803. This is known as the Golden Ratio, and hence Fibonacci’s Sequence is also called the Golden Sequence. (http://goldennumber.net/fibonser.htm)

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This image illustrates use of the Golden Grid™ – you can print the “Golden Ruler”© grid and use it to see the golden section and phi in various objects. (http://goldennumber.net/images/goldenrulercard.gif)

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recycle more..schools section

May 30, 2007

Welcome to the recycle-more schools section. This section is for both pupils and teachers keen to learn more about the environment. Take a look at our key stage activities, read our rubbish facts or even try out some of the recycling games. The schools section is constantly developing so do keep coming back!

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energy chest (KS2 – KS3)

May 30, 2007

energy chest Covers energy in buildings, energy and the environment plus energy sources. The site includes basic information on energy and its use, curriculum activities, notes for teachers and a library of links to other energy and environmental sites.

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WOW – wild over waterways

May 30, 2007

“We want you to have a great experience when you visit canals and rivers. To enhance the quality of your visit, the WOW website offers curriculum resources and useful information about waterways for teachers and 7-11 year old children.” http://www.wow4water.net

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KS1 & KS2 links to sustainable travel

May 30, 2007

“in slow moving traffic, pollution levels are higher inside cars than outside” http://www.saferoutestoschools.org.uk

This resource is free and is for use by all teachers or those involved in teaching Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 in England. The resource highlights some of the ways in which the national curriculum links to Sustainable Travel as a topic. It also highlights how the School Travel Plan can be used to deliver the national curriculum.

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The Growing Schools Garden;

May 30, 2007

.. a route to learning, was first unveiled at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July 2002. Its aim was to demonstrate how schools can, and do, transform barren playgrounds into welcoming and exciting green spaces, providing enrichment, stimulation and learning for all pupils. A series of factsheets have been produced to show how the 21 core schools created their features for the Growing Schools Garden