2020 Is Here!

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A new calendar year is always an exciting time in a primary school; children return to school rejuvenated after time with their loved ones and staff are thrilled to see their pupils. The start of a new year, indeed decade, means that many children and adults alike will be writing the wrong year for the… Read More »

Termly Review

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With Christmas a week away and children becoming excited for the two week break, we at Gluu feel it is important to reflect on all we have achieved in the last four months whilst working at Eaton Primary School.   Initially, as is the case with any successful project, planning was essential. We wrote a… Read More »

Primary Tracker

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Further to our introduction of DocuSign at Eaton Primary School to reduce staff workload, Gluu is working with Matt Woodruff of Coscole.com to implement his Primary Tracker assessment system. After a meeting this week, we will begin work converting Eaton’s time consuming Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to a more fluid online system that will aid in… Read More »

Positive Feedback and DocuSign

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December is always a busy time in schools: ‘Elves on the Shelves’ make their annual return to classrooms, classes prepare performances for Nativity shows and teachers frantically try to fit in everything that the National Curriculum requires. At Gluu, we are always looking for ways that we can reduce staff workload, especially at this time… Read More »

All systems go!

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With the successful launch of Microsoft Office 365 across Key Stage 2 on Friday 22nd November, we felt it was important to see how many children were able to access their accounts at home over the weekend. Although in a short time, it was pleasing to see about half of the children in Year 5 were… Read More »

Office 365 Use

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Across Key Stage 2, children are beginning to use Microsoft 365 in a variety of ways: Year 3 are sharing a PDF of a Guided Reading text via Microsoft Outlook (soon to be using Microsoft Teams instead); Year 4 are creating PowerPoint presentations about their topic of tourism/coasts; Year 5 are beginning a project where… Read More »

The Snow Dragon

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This week is going to be an exciting week for Gluu and Eaton Primary School. On Monday, the Year 3 teacher and I are team-teaching his class on the use of Microsoft 365. He has asked me to plan a session where children will be able to access and highlight an extract of The Snow… Read More »

Curriculum Planning and Portal Premiere

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The clocks have changed and the nights are growing darker, but the #EatonProject continues to progress at the same speed. Children in Key Stage 2 are thrilled with their readjusted Interactive Whiteboards and teachers are equally thankful for reduced back pain! I am delighted to be seeing Gluu’ Solutions being used in classrooms. “There is… Read More »

Half Term Break

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“Have a lovely half term” choruses around Eaton Primary School as the children and staff depart for a well-deserved rest after a rewarding 8 week half term. For Gluu, whilst the children are not in school, this is a good time to look at infrastructure and update any hardware. On Tuesday, working with ForesightUK (@foresightuk1),… Read More »

A Day of ICT Discovery

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A busy week ahead at Eaton Primary School – Gluu is providing a day of inspiration for the children in Year 5. In the first of a series of lessons, children will experiment with and learn to use some of the solutions that Gluu has to offer. Starting with Inspire Education’s (@InspirePrimary) Tomb Raiders scene… Read More »