• A teacher discusses their video on creative development

    Primary Art - Duration: 13 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    In this episode of Action! Teacher Video teacher Patrick O'Neill, from Gallions Primary School in London, presents his video Etching the DLR.
    O'Neill talks about the aims of the project and how bot...
  • A Year 4 class gets a makeover to make life easy for TAs

    Transforming the Classroom - Duration: 28 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    In this episode of All Change, the team visit Christ Church C of E Primary School in Birmingham - a rather drab concrete and steel edifice built in the 1960s.
    Year 4 NQT Aimee Dutton works with arc...
  • A visually impressive experiment using reactions in glowsticks

    Glowsticks - Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    This video contains bright lights and a chemistry experiment that should only be repeated in a supervised classroom with a qualified teacher

    A visually impressive experiment using glowsticks to sh...
  • Strategies aimed at involving parents with their children's maths learning

    KS1/2 Maths - Maths for the Terrified: Involving Parents - Duration: 13 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    With children often picking up a fear of maths from their parents, one primary school has adopted a series of strategies aimed at involving parents and breaking the cycle of fear.
    Wylde Green Prima...
  • Stimulate KS2 literacy pupils' persuasive writing ideas

    KS2 Persuasive Writing - Duration: 13 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Enhance Key Stage 2 pupils' persuasive writing activities with five short videos, designed to spark their imaginations and begin activities.
    Made for Years 3 to 6, each of the five short videos pre...
  • A festive approach to cross curriculum ICT and literacy

    Creating a Festive Newspaper - Duration: 5 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Discover how a small primary school with just 22 children has developed pupils' ICT and literacy skills across the curriculum by creating a Christmas community newspaper.
    When Teacher Debra Gill, c...
  • Looking at the inclusive issues surrounding a nativity play

    Can Christmas be Inclusive? - Duration: 4 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Based on a real account, this CPD video presents the dilemma of whether a primary school should put on a secular pantomime instead of a traditional nativity play, to promote inclusion.
    This drama r...
  • Michael Morpurgo gives an insight into his ideas

    Great Children's Writers: Michael Morpurgo - Duration: 13 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    In this fascinating and revealing interview children's author Michael Morpurgo, talks about the inspiration behind his books and his love for writing.
    Michael answers questions from a group of Year...
  • Fresh ideas for planning a cross-curricular Year 5 lessons on WW2

    World War II - Duration: 13 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Showing how to teach the second world war to Year 5, these cross-curricular lessons focus on drama, literacy, and design and technology (D&T).
    See Key Stage 2 pupils dressing up in second world war...
  • World War I: Christmas Truce Re-enactment - Duration: 4 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    This clip contains mild swearing.

    Show Key Stage 2 and KS 3/4 history pupils this re-enactment of the Christmas truce during the First World War (WW1), in this secondary lesson-starting idea.

  • Cross-curricular human rights at a South Wales school for girls

    Secondary Citizenship - The Human Rights Experience - Duration: 13 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School for Girls in South Wales has enriched lessons by introducing human rights issues across the curriculum.
    English and music teacher Naomi Howells finds that bringing ...
  • A demonstration of fireworks experiments for KS3/4 science

    Demonstrating Chemistry: The Science of Fireworks - Duration: 13 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Bring complicated fireworks into the classroom in this video explaining the science behind fireworks in KS3/4 science experiments that can't be replicated in school.
    Matthew Tosh shows a series of ...
  • Michael Rosen delves into the world of horror fiction

    Reading Aloud with Michael Rosen: Celia Rees and Others - Duration: 14 minutes, 2 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    In this programme, Michael Rosen delves into the world of horror and supernatural fiction live from the basement of a haunted cinema in Birmingham.
    Celia Rees, a former teacher, reveals how she was...
  • A new approach to coaching mentors inspires better standards

    Relationships for Learning - The Mentoring Process - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    One school demonstrates how to improve mentoring by linking a teacher's performance management and their professional development to the mentor, in order to raise standards.
    Deputy Head, Mike Steve...
  • Three exciting games to play with Year 2 and 3 maths classes

    Measures - Duration: 13 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Learn some fresh activities to use in lesson-planning for Key Stage 1/2 maths, with entertaining games that engage pupils in learning about measures.
    Year 2 children work in pairs to estimate the v...
  • Creative approaches to teaching KS2 maths, science and literacy

    Human Body, Reading and Tessellation - Duration: 13 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Three teachers bring KS2 maths, science and literacy to life for Year 3 and Year 4 pupils, as their creative, cross-curricular lesson plans include using music and dance to teach anatomy and tessel...
  • Students at Lymm High School discuss their school council

    Say Your Piece - Duration: 13 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    In this programme students at Lymm High School offer advice and insight for other students on how their school council works.
    The students explain what it's like to be so heavily involved in the ru...
  • School staff share their experiences of mental-health problems

    Teacher Mental Health - Duration: 27 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    School staff talk openly about their mental health problems amid claims that one in three teachers will experience such issues during their career. Learn more in this personal-wellbeing video for p...
  • Four teachers show how humans survive in the Antarctic region

    KS1/2 Antarctica - Teachers in the Freezer - Duration: 13 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    A group of British teachers embark on a four-week expedition to Antarctica and demonstrate how humans are able to live on the South Pole.
    Designed for use in KS1/2 geography and science lessons, th...
  • Show primary geography pupils the climates of five global regions

    Weather Around the World - Duration: 14 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Show primary geography pupils this series of five short videos filmed in five different climatic regions. Each short video shows details of the local climate and its significance in that region.
  • Expert advice on managing a hectic working day at school

    From One Thing to Another: Transitions During School Day - Duration: 14 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    A day in the life of any teacher can be hectic but for newly qualified teachers, learning how to deal with the many transitions of the school day can present a real challenge.
    Moving children in an...
  • Profile of a Tanzanian school that utilises sustainable resources

    Sustainability in a Tanzanian School - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    A profile of a school in Tanzania that makes extensive use of sustainable resources in this KS3 and KS4 global citizenship lesson starter.
    Headteacher Frank O'Shea explains how the school saves wat...
  • A psychologist observes students' behaviour with background music

    Can Background Music Help Learning? - Duration: 13 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    The theory that playing music quietly in the background of lessons can stimulate better concentration is put to the test in a Birmingham secondary school.
    At Moseley Secondary School in Birmingham,...
  • Inspiring story of a young visually impaired swimmer

    Paralympic Hopes - Duration: 25 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    The story of visually impaired, young swimmer Michael Reeve, who is undertaking a strict training regime to keep on target for his goal of representing Britain at the 2012 Paralympics.
    Michael, fro...
  • A Finnish primary teacher visits a south London state school

    Finland Comes to England - Primary - Duration: 27 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    Johanna Oikarinen, who teaches at a suburban primary school in Helsinki, spends a week teaching a Year 3 group at a multicultural south London state school.
    Johanna has never taught in England and ...
  • Show KS2 Spanish learners some Mexican music, culture and language

    Primary Spanish - La cultura folclorica de Veracruz - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    This video designed for Key Stage 2 Spanish sees Mexican schoolgirl Ingrid discuss musical instruments and costumes typical to her culture.
    Ingrid and her fellow pupils are preparing for a concert ...
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