The day FINALLY came. I was London bound! (I had the Reception bear, Betty, in tow with me and we were off!) Jumped on the train after work on Friday and zoomed off to London. I knew that a few of the blogger friends I had made were going to be there so as well … Continue reading YAShot 2016: Pt 1
I'm on the road to becoming a teacher. I am so proud of this. I work in a school. I teach a lot of the time. I am a teacher in many senses of the word. I don't have a piece of paper that says I am a teacher. To the kids, to the parents, … Continue reading #loveteaching
Heartbreaking yet love affirming. The power of a book. "Seventeen year old Jonah Daniels has lived in Verona Cove, California, his whole life, and only one thing has ever changed: his father used to be alive, and now he's not. Now Jonah must numbly take care of his family as they reel from their tragedy. … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Emery Lord
"Miss, do we have to go outside? Can we not just stay inside and listen to you read?" Yes. I heard that last week. A Year 4 boy. You have NO IDEA how much it made me smile. Reading in the classroom is important. There is no other way to put it. To me it's … Continue reading Reading in the classroom?
What are my hopes for half term? I shall share 2 or 3 with you... Read. A lot. I have a massively huge TBR pile and it needs to be dealt with. I love half term because it means I can finally tackle my pile of TBR. Don't get me wrong it always ends up … Continue reading Half term hopes
Year 6 this year have brought on new challenges (I knew my last class very well!) so I have had to keep things fresh. Last year the children loved looking at the adaptations of the animals we have in the world today, whereas I know this new class can cope with something which is more … Continue reading Freeday: Y6 Science
This is a very short post to give a shout out to my wonderful corner of the YA twittersphere! Every Sunday there is a little gang of us who get together on Twitter to discuss everything YA! #SundayYA is led by my wonderful friend Rachel (you'll find her @_sectumsemprah) between 6 and 7pm! I am … Continue reading #SundayYA
Last year we started to introduce Talk4Writing into the classes... and I have to say on the whole I love it! Initially it was brought in as part of one of our deputy's leadership projects to help improve boys attainment, but it helps everyone! I'm going to be very specific in this blog post about … Continue reading Talk4Writing
Recently I entered a competition to win some bookish goodies from the wonderful Michelle Toy on Twitter! I enter a few competitions now and again on Twitter but don't seem to win... BUT THIS TIME I DID. WOOOOP. LOOK AT IT! It was SO GORGEOUS. When I found out I won I was so excited … Continue reading Competition win!!
During a Maths learning walk last year I was in the Year 5 classroom and we were thinking about algebraic problems involving shapes, patterns and missing lengths. I produced the sheet attached which has 2 differentiated versions of the problems. We had spent the previous week looking at a few different variations on the same … Continue reading Free-day: Maths challenge!