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Coming soon: October Production release

Amanda Rossi
By Amanda Rossi

October is such a busy time of the year. The new academic year is in full swing in the northern hemisphere. Hopefully the wee ones have all watched the amazing guide to Starting Secondary School, and are feeling good in their new surroundings. Teachers of new school starters will find our guide to Understanding Anxiety very useful as their new pupils transition. And if that wasn’t enough to get you settled in, here’s another fresh lot of titles for you! We hope you find something valuable among our new releases for October:

Primary

Short Division by One Digit

Audience: KS2 Year 5
Subject: Mathematics

  • The video follows two examples to show how the process of short division by a one digit divisor is completed. Example 1 includes a three digit dividend with no regrouping, while the second example features a four-digit dividend and regrouping.
  • The video (written by Ingrid Candido and animated by Alice Donaldson) explores:
    • Mathematical terminology including ‘dividend’ and ‘quotient’
    • The short division layout and process
    • The importance of place value
    • How to rename and regroup values.
    • The teacher pack includes activities to help students understand short division including collaborative activities, a worksheet, flashcard game, online games, and an interactive video lesson.
  • The teacher pack includes activities to help students understand short division including a worksheet, flashcard game, online games, and an interactive video lesson.

 

Long Division by One Digit

Audience: KS2 Year 5 & 6
Subject: Mathematics

  • The video follows an example to show how the process of long division by a one digit divisor is completed. It features a three digit dividend that requires regrouping.
  • The video (written by Ingrid Candido and animated by Alice Donaldson) explores:
    • Mathematical terminology including ‘dividend’ and ‘quotient’
    • The long division layout and process (divide, multiply, subtract, bring down)
    • The importance of place value
    • How to rename and regroup values.
  • The teacher pack includes activities to help students understand long division including collaborative activities, a worksheet, flashcard game, online games, and an interactive video lesson.

Secondary/Tertiary

Earthquakes

Audience: KS3
Subject: Geography

  • This two-part series (written and animated by Ailing Tay) explores:
    • What an earthquake is
    • Terminology including the ‘focus’, ‘epicenter’, and ‘magnitude scale’
    • The nature of plate tectonics and the composition of the earth’s layers
    • How earthquakes occur at destructive, conservative, and constructive plate margins
    • The impacts and responses (short and long term) before, during and after an earthquake hits.
  • The resources involve comprehension questions and a research task, which allow students to engage with the content covered in the series.

 

Places of Worship

Audience: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
Category: Religion

  • This series of 6 videos takes you inside the places of worship sacred to six faiths from around the world: step inside a Catholic church, an Islamic mosque, a Buddhist temple, a Sikh gurdwara, a Jewish synagogue and a Hindu mandir!
  • We introduce viewers to the design and layout of the physical spaces, the symbolism contained within them, as well as a typical ritual that takes place inside.
  • Written by Nathaniel Moncrieff, produced by Thomas Baricevic, onlined by Rob Wilby, sound by Elliott Klein.

 

Literary Contexts: 19th Century Novel

Audience: Secondary
Subject: English

  • Adding to our Literary Contexts series from July, this time we’re delving into English literature from the 19th century.
  • This series explores the eerie, shadowy streets of industrial London, exotic elements from faraway lands appropriated into the Gothic genre, and the birth of behavioural science, criminal investigation and the art of deduction, to give students an insight into the world of the texts they’re about to study.
  • These texts are studied at length in senior secondary English Literature courses around the world:
    • Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (AQA GCSE)
    • Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (AQA, OCR & Edexcel GCSE, plus Scottish National 5 & Higher)
    • Charlotte Brontë‘s Jane Eyre (AQA, OCR & Edexcel GCSE)
    • Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four (AQA GCSE)
  • Consultant was Jill Pritchard, written by Nathaniel Moncrieff, produced by Edwina Baden-Powell, onlined by Rob Wilby, sound by Elliott Klein.

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