As a big reader, I am a massive massive fan of encouraging my children to think about what they're reading and reflecting on it. One of the things that I inherited when I moved into Year 6 almost 2 years ago was reading journals and I have embraced them fully, but also changed their use! … Continue reading Classroom fun: reading journals!
I'm a massive fan of teaching guided reading (in facct, besides Maths, it's actually my favourite thing to teach). Finding that book that just ignites the passion and love in a class is exceptional. I'm also incredibly lucky to work in a school where my opinion matters and they trust that what I'm teaching is … Continue reading Guided reading – it’s not all about questions!
Hello! How are you all? Today, I thought I would share some of the books my class are reading… cause they’re all reading some absolute corkers and I’m so impressed that they’re embracing the range of books that are available to them! Starting this academic year, I really wanted to get my kids excited about … Continue reading What we’re reading: September
Reading Recharged: an invaluable book filled with incredible ideas for reading! Reading Recharged includes a wide range of creative ideas, top tips and photocopiable activities for KS1 and KS2. The book is designed to spark a love of reading for pleasure alongside covering all seven reading skills from the National Curriculum (vocabulary, inference, summarising, predicting, commentating, … Continue reading Reading teachers? Look out for Reading Recharged
Hello, my name is Steph and I am OBSESSED with picture books. I love them. I find them SO HARD to part with. A while back, the brilliant people of Cureadosity put out a call out on their social media to see if any bloggers wanted to work with them. I'll be honest, I entered, … Continue reading Cureadosity BRILLIANCE
Recently, it was Teacher Appreciation Week (I know I'm late... but y'know what? whatever, ha) and my kids wanted to show their appreciation to all of the staff in school in some way. At the minute, we can't cross bubbles and we're still being quite strict on our COVID rules in school, so we had … Continue reading Tales from the classroom: teacher appreciation week
This past weekend, I was very kindly sent a box of goodies from The Magic Story Box. (I've not been asked to post this blog post, but I was so impressed and intrigued that I wanted to share!) They are the UK’s newest Children’s book subscription box. Dedicated to bringing you the most exciting new … Continue reading The Magic Story Box
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 - … Continue reading A peek into my classroom…
Hello! How are you all? Today, I thought I would share some pictures of the books my class are reading… cause they’re all reading some absolute corkers and I'm so impressed that they're embracing the range of books that are available to them! Starting this academic year, I really wanted to get my kids excited … Continue reading What we’re reading… a look into the books of my classroom!
"I want my kids to read for pleasure but I just don't know how to get them to get there" As a teacher, you see posts like this quite often, in many different guises on Twitter/Facebook. While I'm no expert in the field, I thought I'd share some different ways over the next few weeks … Continue reading Reading for pleasure… not just an add on!