Last week Radio Club welcomed a special guest to Lyndhurst’s Dyslexia Centre! Sharon Hodgson is the Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland West, Shadow Public Health Minister and chairs the all Party Parliamentary Group on Dyslexia and SpLD. In this interview she gives us feedback on the centre, thoughts of dyslexia and her first impressions of Radio Club. Thanks to Sharon and Radio Club!
Continuing from her Fantastic Gymnastics story written with Ms Wheare, Dea has recently been working on a Soundscape to perform gymnastics to, using Soundbeam. We have used Bananagrams to play around with spelling and to help create a poster all about the sport. We have also been listening to different kinds of music and below are Dea’s thoughts on it:
Horace and Ned share their Orangemen creations inspired by their Soundbeam experiments.
Welcome to the Camp of Orangemen!
They are a group of soldiers who guard the Great Spider made out of bananas from the evil Domino chocolate men. They speak a different language of veeekvorkveekaveekaveekwork and are incredibly noisy when they work.
Listen here to their soundscape:
And enjoy this video of documenting their work, exploring visual and word descriptions of the characters and playing with nonsense language and sentence structure.
Ned and Horace also give us an insight into working with Soundbeam as assistive technology:
Year 6 ask Mr Sherin, our centre manager at Lyndhurst Dyslexia Centre, questions about his learning and how he feels towards Dyslexia. They think about family, strategies and changing attitudes.
This time, LDC Year 6’s generate questions together to pose to Dyslexic adults!
We discuss how adults might be able to give us an insight into learning, how different their experiences might be depending on their jobs and choices and we are curious to know things like what their favourite books are. How is being an adult with dyslexia any different to being a child or any different in general?
Horace and Ned get to grips with Soundbeam technology! More to follow …
This term Dea has been working on a project about rabbits! We started off by identifying reasons why she is interested in the subject, working through spellings and breaking up the process of creating a story.
Making an mnemonic (a device for remembering something – in this case a spelling) of Adventure Story, we used the words generated to form a story about rabbits, elephants, oranges and umbrellas! To accompany this story, Dea worked on a stop motion animation and used Soundbeam Assistive Technology to create a soundscape.
Behind the scenes work:
Read the story here:
Watch Dea’s animation:
Listen to Dea’s soundscape in full:
Isaac and Abe get to grips with our new assistive music technology – Soundbeam!
Together, they have created a spooky soundscape and have tackled spellings around their story of a fight between a minotaur and werewolf: