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
This has been the strangest way to end a year. As lots of you will know, last Wednesday I was sent into isolation because one of my girls tested positive. I was absolutely heart broken, and, if I’m being real, my COVID related anxiety went out of the roof. (I’ve suffered pretty badly from COVID … Continue reading The end of the year is upon us…
Good morning everyone! Today, I'm here to share some of the amazing work my kids have been doing recently. Now, if you're a browser of EduTwitter or EduFacebook, you'll know that double page spreads are a THING. I see other teachers' posts about them and I just think 'my gosh these are amazing, I'd love … Continue reading Double page spreads: the travel writing edition!
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!
Morning guys! Today is an exciting guest post on the blog today. You know I love giving time and space on my blog to authors to talk about their books and when I'm given the opportunity I will jump at it! Today, the amazing Angie Lake is popping onto my blog to talk about Mina's … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Angie Lake
The Worry (less) Book: a gorgeous look at anxiety and worries - perfect for the classroom! "Start worrying less and enjoying life with this book for people who worry or struggle with anxiety (so yeah -- everyone)! We all have a mixture of fun and not-so fun feelings. And everyone feels worried sometimes. But too … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Rachel Brian