How to attract wildlife and minibeasts into your garden.
A template for recording your crops progress.
Fourteen crop sheets to get you started.
10 useful cards created to stimulate and guide discussion about your schools curriculum. Each card provides a discussion topic referencing a key piece of evidence from the Cambridge Primary Review and a key quote from the Cambridge Primary Review Final Report. They are brilliant if you are looking at how to develop your school curriculum further.
A useful overview of Curriculum Links for growit.
This is an evaluation report from Newcastle University specifically looking at Open Futures and its synergy with government initiatives in 2008.
Use the correct terminology when discussing digital video with the pupils.
Education Endowment Foundation Philosophy for Children Evaluation Report and Executive Summary July 2015 (Durham University)
Open Futures provided lots of opportunities for schools to engage with parents and their communities. This short film shows one school inviting parents in to show them how they teach the children and to pass on some of the skills. Cooking is an excellent way into maths, science and literacy with tasty results.
A brilliant guide to introducing enquiry based learning. What it is and why you should be doing it…
A summary of the evaluation carried out by Newcastle University 2007 to 2009.
filmit is all about communication. The notes offer a brief 'how to' overview.
Storyboard template to plan your films.
It is what it says on the tin! Oh, no tins! It's all healthy and fresh.The children had great fun with askit, cookit and filmit making adverts for healthy foods.
A template to record and reflect on skills development.
Advice and Risk Assessment Guidance for Schools
An excellent planning and assessment resource for teachers.
This film is one of a series of 'Talking Heads' films. In this film, Headteachers talk about how Open Futures brings a buzz to their schools which is liberating everyone.
This film is one of a series of 'Talking Heads' films. In this film Headteachers talk about how Open Futures is supporting them to engage with their communities be they hard to reach families or older members of the community who bring the added benefit of expertise.
This film is one of a series of 'Talking Heads' films. In this film, End Notes captures Headteachers views on the Open Futures mentoring, training and support model. How it's flexibility can help them to develop their curriculum in line with their needs, vision and most importantly their children.