Wow!! Have you seen these? Siftables
I was amazed watching how this work. Basically they are blocks that are "aware" of each other and can be manipulated in many different ways. Definite uses for early years and beyond for video, maths and music. It's still in research stage but they have got some money to develop it further. Well worth a watch!
Top 10 Surreal Animated Films
Someone sent me a link for these. Beautiful animations. The last one's a bit disturbing until the end!
John got invited to a gifted and talented visit to Cambridge Uni with other Y10's. How on earth are you supposed to pay for going to a place like that! I'm hoping he'll just stay here with us and go to a local uni if he goes at all that is. I'm not making anyone do anything. Lizzie continues to become more teenagery every day even though the teen bit is several months away and James is intrigued with all things scientifical. I took each of them out for half a day over half term holidays. Too much junk food and they all wanted to see a film!
Colleagues, never underestimate the work you do. Children will remember, think and talk about you until they grow old and tell their grand children about you as well. I salute you!