"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!
Morning everyone, By the time you read this, I'll be in school. There's no children today (they're back tomorrow) because we're having an INSET day. I thought I'd put together my thoughts to just share with everyone. If you're interested in my musings, please keep reading. If you're not, that's cool. I appreciate that there … Continue reading Back to school – the musings of a teacher…
A little while ago, the wonderful humans of Tales by Mail sent me an email asking if I'd like to receive one of their boxes and I JUMPED at the chance. For those of you who don't know Tales by Mail, they are a brilliant company selling bi-monthly subscription boxes and a brilliant podcast for … Continue reading Tales by Mail: a book box review
Hello! Today, I'm sharing July's version of the writing calendar. I know that this has been a popular resource and I've been asked to make a July one, so here it is! It's been wonderful hearing about how people are using this resource for children of all ages - it doesn't have to be a … Continue reading FREE DAY: Writing for pleasure July resource
Hello! Last month, I started to post some calendar/a prompt a day type resources and people seemed to like them, so I thought I'd create some for June! This is a writing one which could be used for children of all ages - it could be used as a writing or oracy based thing! However … Continue reading FREE DAY WRITING: A word a day for June!
Hello! Yesterday, I posted some 'calendar maths' resources and while I was in the groove, I got on with a writing one which is similar, but I think this one is one you could use across the age ranges! I've tried to keep all of the prompts as varied and fun as possible - for … Continue reading FREE-DAY: Writing!
Why do you love books so much? Well that's a loaded question and a half. It's a question my children (despite the fact I've taught them for 2 years now) have asked me. It's a question my colleagues have asked me. I don't have ONE answer for them. I don't have one blanket answer. I … Continue reading Books and 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. Starting this academic year, I really wanted to get my kids excited about books and about reading. I'm such an advocate for reading for pleasure that I want … Continue reading What we’re reading!
Today, I come to you sharing 'A Planet Full of Plastics' by Neal Layton. I was invited to be on the blog tour and I was thrilled as this is something we have been thinking about this year in school and my class and I did a whole unit of work around plastic pollution in … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: A Planet Full of Plastics
Ello, ello, ello So for those of you who are new around here, hi, I'm Steph, an NQT in a gorgeous little primary school in Newcastle. I love my job, I love where I work, I have the best colleagues in the world. My road to teaching hasn't been conventional, but I got there in … Continue reading Final half term contemplations…