As you all know, I'm on the route to becoming a teacher. This has been a long and drawn out road but I think it's important to share my journey to show people that it is possible. It takes some hard work, some determination but you can reach your dreams... even if you don't go … Continue reading Where did it all start?
The thought of teaching adaptation to my Year 6 class was a bit of a struggle initially. But after a bit of thought I came up with some lessons on camouflage and the importance of it to animals. And I have to say that the sequence of lessons is easily my favourite. I can not … Continue reading Favourite lessons: Science edition
Recently on Twitter I have started joining in more blogger chats and it's been really cool getting to know lots of other bloggers and seeing what they're up to. One chat that I'm really fond of is #SundayYA - obviously on a Sunday and about YA books. Now as all of you know, I love … Continue reading SundayYAthon!
Hello faithful readers and new readers alike... This is just a quick post to enlighten you all to how my blogging week is hopefully gonna break down from September onwards... Monday: book post - could be a review, a book haul or just a general book post. Tuesday: school post - display idea/lesson idea etc. … Continue reading Blog calendar
I'm going to try and post a new resource every Friday! Freebie Friday.. Free-day. I'm hilarious. I know. The time between the bell going at 8:55 and the register being saved at 9:05 was a time when I found Year 6 were the most restless... unless they had something to do. I started thinking back … Continue reading Free-day: BOGGLE
As you've probably guessed by now... I love me some picture books! This is one half of my recent acquisitions of picture books. Some absolute gems. Some suitable for KS2 too! KS2 teachers need to be happy to use picture books. Kids get so much from it! Some just for fun. Some for working from. … Continue reading Picture book haul
I love a display! My displays never quite look how I want (I mean look how skew that title is... I did correct it after the photo was taken mind!). We use the SWGfL e-safety resources to assist us in our e-safety week teaching. The resources are great! They have resources from EYFS all the way to … Continue reading Display ideas: esafety!
Now for something a bit different. I don't normally talk about my collections... other than my book collections obviously!! So... you ask me who my favourite Disney princess is there's no question that Belle is. She is incredible. She's sassy, she's bookish, she's intelligent and she's kind. I mean she gets a library for crying … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast love!
Recently a conversation has emerged on Twitter about reading. It has been a MASSIVE thing. Questions have been thrown up such as is it important to teach reading? how do you teach reading? why do we need to teach reading? do you need to enjoy reading to be a good teacher of reading? There has been … Continue reading Reading: it’s good for the soul!
In my job I'm quite lucky that I'm often called to cover for all classes! I created this resource for Year 1 to revise number bonds to 20. As you'll see there's a butterfly with a number on one wing, and then an empty wing. I explained what the children needed to do and they … Continue reading Lesson ideas: Number bonds to 20