To coincide with National Poetry Day, we celebtrated at school with Poetry Week, where our English lessons all centred around poems. We in Year 5 had already done a week of poetry (it's what I started the year with), so when it came round the celebrating Poetry Week, the kids were enthused to say the … Continue reading Blackout poetry
Hello! Back to some school talk! I took a few weeks off doing #AskMissElliott to give the kids a chance to come up with some new questions but after requests to bring it back I knew it was time! If you're curious what #AskMissElliott is, it's a chance for the kids in my class to … Continue reading More #AskMissElliott
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?!
As you know from my #AskMissElliott posts (#AskMissElliott 3, #AskMissElliott 2, Ask Miss Elliott) I have been sharing things with my Year 4 class as they've had the chance to ask me questions which I answer. This week I saw on Twitter the idea of 'I wish my teacher knew...' and I thought it would be an … Continue reading I Wish My Teacher Knew…
I really enjoy taking you guys inside my classroom and sharing my ideas in the classroom. I love it even more when I'm taken into someone else's classroom and I see their ideas that I know that I need to magpie and try myself! Enter Mr N. He wrote a blog post titled #AskMrN in which he … Continue reading Ask Miss Elliott
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
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
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
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!