So... this year I am going to UKYACX AND YAShot. And I'm a little bit terrified. And a lot excited. I've never been to a proper bookish event like this. I've been to author events. And I've done author things with school. But I've never been to a proper bookish event. Especially not one in … Continue reading Bookish events!
Here we are, the first (half) week done of back to school! And my word was it a busy old week! I've been here, there and everywhere! Monday was a training day, sans teachers (they were out doing RE training). So all the support staff were in school doing prep things. I had a few … Continue reading First week back madness!
The Lie Tree: Deliciously wicked, tantalising and original. I've just finished The Lie Tree. My post SundayYAthon slump finally ended. I had read so many books in SundayYAthon madness that my brain was frazzled. Pair that with going back to work and needing all of the sleep I was struggling with any book but this … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Frances Hardinge
Since a language is now compulsory in all KS2 classes there have been many chats about how to assess the children. How do we assess the children when the government have given us a very vague idea of what is expected? How can you show progress when there isn't much scope given for what progress … Continue reading Free-day: MFL Assessment!
Ever since I started blogging it has become apparent that I am buying/receiving more books and it makes me SO HAPPY. Over the past few weeks I have been lucky enough to receive at least 3 lots of book post! I thought I would blog to show you all just some of the wonderful things I have received! Some of … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Book post.
Here we are, it's Tuesday night. I've had 6 weeks off and 2 training days in school. I should be ready for the kids to come back. I am. I'm not. I will be. It's this bit that I dislike the most. The waiting. Once there's kids in school I am so much more at … Continue reading Nervous? Anticipation? Excitement?
I think I discovered David Levithan by accident and I am so glad I did. I thank Amazon for recommending one of his books to me and for the love affair that I have since been living with David Levithan and his books. They're all amazing. And you should read them all. His books are … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: David Levithan
UKYACX is coming soon to Newcastle and I can not wait!! It is going to be amazing. I am lucky enough to be involved in the blog tour! Today is my turn to introduce the amazing Gabrielle Kent! We had a discussion and decided to fuse our worlds together - mine as teacher, hers as … Continue reading UKYACX blog with Gabrielle Kent!
Last year I was asked to do a bit of UK Geography with Year 5... and I thought it would be interesting to focus on some physical landmarks for a lesson or 2. We first started by talking about the different parts of the UK - could they identify where England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales were? … Continue reading Free-day: Geography edition
The Girl With All The Gifts in 3 words? Gripping, thrilling, exciting. When I first saw this book it was perhaps 4 month ago, (maybe sooner, maybe later, I don't have a great handle on time), and it was one I thought 'Ooh yes, that sounds good. I'll get that some other time'. That other … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Michael Carey