Last week (Wonderful writing?) I talked about using Once Upon A Picture to inspire my Year 4s to write detailed setting descriptions and I was SO proud of them. This week I decided to try and add more depth to their descriptions by getting them to think about using their settings to deepen their descriptions, … Continue reading Use your senses?!
When I found these pictures whilst browsing Pinterest I knew instantly that I needed to use them to inspire my Year 4 class to do some drawing! Throughout the year we have been doing a variety of different portraits (we did selfies, then used Picasso as inspiration) displaying them on the window facing out for … Continue reading Drawing on interests?
Yes. Working in a school. At Christmas. With 30 children. I know. Imagine. IT'S AMAZING. I love a Christmas craft! This post will take you through 2 of my favourites, 2 very simple but 2 effective and quick crafts! All you need is paper, hands and scissors! This is my Christmas tree in Year 4. … Continue reading Classroom Christmas!
I am going to start a 'BOOK INSPIRED LESSONS' blog post series. It will only be as and when for the minute, then once there's a few ideas in the blog I might make it a real thing! For a long time I've wanted to learn how to sign, properly. But it's just not something … Continue reading Book inspired lessons
So for my recent SCITT interview and observation I wanted to show off my skills, to show them that I had a skill set already. I've worked for 7 years honing these skills so why should I not "show" them off? Since I was using The Tunnel by Anthony Browne (which is an incredible story, … Continue reading Curriculum maps
I grew up reading Roald Dahl and one of my favourites was absolutely The BFG. When I found out there was going to be a live action film version, I was a little worried. I always worry when there are going to the live action versions of books/animated films I love (Beauty and the Beast … Continue reading The BFG