Multimedia Inspiration – Using Film to Inspire Cross-Curricular HLP Learning

Keeping a  child with High Learning Potential (HLP) engaged with the curriculum can require the interweaving of multiple subjects, levels and brain regions at the same time. Here are some inspiring ideas to stimulate the young film-maker, musician, mathematician, artist, journalist, politician, poet and more! High Learning Potential children are described by Potential Plus UK [...]

2019-02-04T20:01:29+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , |

Explore Your World

There’s so much about geography to excite a very able child, simply because many aspects will appeal to their curiosity. They may have a real interest in the environment and feel that they must care for it. Perhaps they’re intensely curious about the world beyond their own country – a great reason to tell them [...]

Creative Calendars and Calculations

You can stop and think about how we measure time on any day in the year. You could make something special using crafts, science, maths or even a photo story to show your own life and interests throughout a year. However, in the United Kingdom we celebrate the start of a ‘new year’ on January [...]

2019-01-08T12:13:53+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 – The Reviews

In the Summer Reading Challenge 2018 we asked our members to read and review a minimum of five books that they chose as a challenge to themselves. While our reviewers read far more than five books each during the summer holidays, we couldn't include them all! The books we list here offer a fascinating array [...]

Modern Learning Trends – Three Motivational Ideas for a Home or School Setting

When it comes to motivating youngsters to learn, new approaches are always of interest. Here are three ideas that value each student and their individual interests. Positive Greeting A 2018 study into the impact of greeting students, revealed advantages that can be reaped in almost any school or home-education setting. It found that welcoming each [...]

Firework Activities!

Whether you love or hate fireworks, let them spark your ideas...  Some children find fireworks exciting, colourful and full of amazing science. Other youngsters dislike them because they 'bang' so loudly, freak out their pets and pollute the environment. What do you think? Do you find them scientific or artistic? Musical or historical? Have fun [...]

2018 Summer Reading Challenge

The Potential Plus UK Summer Reading Challenge is about going that bit deeper.  Children read and review a minimum of five books that they have chosen as a challenge to themselves.  The challenge may be in the length of book, complexity of vocabulary or subject matter. The reviews should demonstrate a greater understanding of, and [...]

2018-09-07T13:54:16+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Challenges, Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , |

Book Recommendations from 2017 from One High Learning Potential Child to Another…

The Potential Plus UK 2017 Summer Reading Challenge asked children to read and review a minimum of five books that they chose as a challenge to themselves.  The challenge could be in the length of book, complexity of vocabulary or in the subject matter.  We received some fantastic submissions from our members, some of whom [...]

2018-09-07T14:02:25+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Challenges, Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , , |

Fizzy Drink Fuss!

Why have a 'bubble shortage' and 'the sugar question' been in the news? Not Enough Bubbles? Most of our favourite fizzy drinks get their fizz when the gas carbon dioxide is added, making the drink 'carbonated' and bubbly. This is true for drinks like cola as well as water and can arise in nature, or [...]

2018-09-07T14:06:47+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , |

Do You Agree?

"Dogs are better than cats!" "Maths is brilliant!" "You watch too much TV!" -Hmmmm...do you agree? Every day there will be times when you don't agree with a friend – or even with someone on television. However, if you can listen, explain and learn, then you will see that there is no need to fight, [...]

2018-09-07T14:19:06+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Focus on Potential|Tags: , , , , |
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