Good afternoon everyone, A few weeks ago, I posted on Twitter about this resource and a few people were interested, so I thought I'd share! There’s loads of examples of editing pencils out there, but there wasn't quite exactly what I wanted, so I decided to have a play around and have a go at … Continue reading FREEBIE: EDITING PENCILS
As you saw the other day, I was very very lucky to be able to share the exclusive cover of Aisha Bushby's new book A Pocketful of Stars (if you missed the announcement, check it out here!) It got me thinking about using blurbs in the classroom and how much we really learn about a … Continue reading Using blurbs in the classroom
I've been working on expanded noun phrases with my Year 4s recently and the CT noticed that one of the dips they have in their independent writing is their setting descriptions lack detail. I decided we would use some visual stimulus from Once Upon A Picture to add some sparkle to their writing. We talked … Continue reading Wonderful writing?
When I asked on Twitter what people wanted to see on my blog, my lovely friend Aimee suggested I had some kind of kids book input. I obviously can't get the kids on my blog but they can help me with kids books! So this week I asked them all to write on a post-it … Continue reading What We’re Reading!
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
For those of you who have been following my journey to becoming a teacher, thank you so much for taking the time to read about what's been going on! For those of you who sent me positive vibes, a message, a tweet, a prayer... whatever you sent me they worked! As my last blog post … Continue reading Follow your dreams!
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
Teaching speech marks can't always be the most interesting thing. But when you start to think outside of the box there are some absolutely amazing things you can come up with! Last year, whilst thinking of interesting ways in which we have conversations it dawned on me that the most prominent way I have conversations … Continue reading Free-day: Speech marks ideas!
Recently Twinkl have introduced a new feature: Twinkl Imagine. "Twinkl Imagine is a creative resource with a new image every day. From quick discussion to indepth learning, use it as a stimulus for a range of exciting topics" So far there have been images based on Oceans and Sculpture, with this week's theme being Harvest. Along … Continue reading Twinkl Imagine
Welcome to week 3! Really? Is that it? Is that how long ago the summer holidays were? MY word. They feel so much longer away! This week was MANIC. OF the 5 days in school, I taught for 4! 3 full days and then 2 half days... my usual timetable calls for me only doing … Continue reading Three weeks down…