I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE LOVE having a neb around different classrooms. It’s one of my favourite things about going to other schools. It’s something I miss about not being able to go round to different schools. I thought I’d share with you some of the spaces in my classroom – please know that these are like BEST pictures… the rest of my classroom is not looking this good, or complete ha!
I love my classroom and I feel lucky EVERY SINGLE DAY that I get to do the job that I genuinely feel I am meant to do. Teaching isn’t easy and there have been times in the past few weeks where I’ve thought I’m not cut out for it, but I know that the things that challenge me most are the things which will change me the most. Having a classroom that looks good makes me happy!
Quick bit of info: I have taught this class before. Last academic year, I started in Year 5 (teaching this group of children) and then in January, I moved up to Year 6. I was delighted to stay in Year 6 and get the opportunity to teach this brilliant group of kids again.
One of the first things we did when we started the year was think about the aspirations and dreams we have for the year… and for our futures! It was a great way to start off the year, especially after the children not being in school for so long! Listening to them talk about what they want to achieve in the year and the dreams they have for themselves for their futures made me so happy – we have some children who are absolutely reaching for the stars. There’s such a wonderfully diverse group of children in this class and their dreams and hopes reflect that lots!
Shout out to Teach Pal for the cacti. I love them so much! (You can find the resource here: https://www.teachpal.co.uk/cactus-template/).
Lettering from Twinkl!
Reflection area/RE display
I work in a Catholic primary school and each classroom has a dedicated RE area. Our first display is based on our first topic all about loving and forgiveness. We follow Come and See in my school and I always think the first topic is a lovely one to create a class display around. My amazing TA created the rainbow on the wall and then each of the children were given a polaroid frame (I got them from Amazon) and a piece of paper to create a portrait of themselves to add to the rainbow. We also added some examples of work from the lessons as we went through the topic!
Lettering from Twinkl (love them for display things… can you tell?!)
In front of the display is my reflection area (it’s usually bigger, but due to the layout of my classroom and the need to have children’s books in table boxes atm, it’s been made a little smaller). We have a prayer box, a rosary, some tea lights and a holding cross. We use these things during class liturgies (which are planned by the children). We also, as a school, have a ‘Big question’ that all children talk about and it’s based on the reflection from the collective worship (led by the head on a Monday). Children reflect on this in RE lessons and in quiet reflection times.
And that’s it for now! I am more than happy to share other parts of my classroom with you all if you’re interested! If there’s anything teacher-y you’d like to see, let me know and I’ll put something together.