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!
Good morning everyone! When we went into lockdown, I started making Maths calendars to share with everyone and now that we’re starting a new academic year, I was thinking about how to change them so that people could still use them and they’re still appropriate for all year groups. The problem I ran into was … Continue reading FREE RESOURCE: Maths calendars: Redo October
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
Hello! I don't normally post on a Saturday night, but I posted a picture on Twitter last night that started to cause a bit of a stir and a few people were interested in what I'd produced, so I HOPE this blog post explains what the resource is and why/how I use it! So yesterday … Continue reading FREE RESOURCE: Fluency checks
Good morning everyone! When we went into lockdown, I started making Maths calendars to share with everyone and now that we're starting a new academic year, I was thinking about how to change them so that people could still use them and they're still appropriate for all year groups. The problem I ran into was … Continue reading FREE RESOURCE: Maths calendars – a redo!
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
Ten Delicious Teachers: a hilarious story of peril (don’t walk through the woods guys!) Ten very foolish teachers have missed the last bus home. But LOOK - a shortcut through the forest! They'll be back in time for tea! Off they skip, unaware that in the woods a hungry horde of mischievous and hilariously goofy … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Ross Montgomery and Sarah Warburton
I always look forward to the summer holidays. Not because I don’t love my job (I do a lot), but because it’s the only time my brain truly manages to switch off from ‘teacher mode’ and goes into ‘Steph mode. It’s the only time of year I manage to be me for a bit. I … Continue reading Summer holiday hopes
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…