Morning everyone! How are we all today? As you know I am a MASSIVE advocate for reading within school (and in my life outside of school, lets be real) and finding more books to read in school, which can be used in the classroom, is always a brilliant way to get books into classrooms. As … Continue reading Twinkl originals
Y6 SATS Survival
Yes, We're getting to that time of year again.. SATs time. Now, they don't HAVE to be stressful. I know schools all deal with them differently. There is no right way for the collective, there's only a right way for your school, for your kids. For us, we bring the kids in early, ensure they … Continue reading Y6 SATS Survival
Is kindness something we teach? Is it something we hone in our children? Is it something which children have to come to themselves? Whatever you believe, you need to foster a kind school, a kind classroom and kind children as best you can. Children learn from those around them. Children learn from us. If we … Continue reading Kindness?
Ronald the Rhino!
As you all know, I am a huge fan of Twinkl and when I heard they were starting to come out with their own stories I knew I had to give them a look! Man do I wish they had more coming out because this first one is WONDERFUL. I came across the blog post … Continue reading Ronald the Rhino!
Christmas lessons #2
CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD One of my favourite stand alone (or can be woven into other subjects) Christmas lessons to do is Christmas around the world! I am very lucky in that I have lots of friends in a few different countries around the world who are willing to share their country's Christmas traditions with … Continue reading Christmas lessons #2
Book inspired lessons
I am going to start a 'BOOK INSPIRED LESSONS' blog post series. It will only be as and when for the minute, then once there's a few ideas in the blog I might make it a real thing! For a long time I've wanted to learn how to sign, properly. But it's just not something … Continue reading Book inspired lessons
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
Display ideas: esafety!
I love a display! My displays never quite look how I want (I mean look how skew that title is... I did correct it after the photo was taken mind!). We use the SWGfL e-safety resources to assist us in our e-safety week teaching. The resources are great! They have resources from EYFS all the way to … Continue reading Display ideas: esafety!
Display: Magic Maths
To try and encourage my rather reluctant Year 6's this past year I decided to make a Magic Maths display with challenges on. There were 2 challenges per colour, and 4 colours. The children had to pick to do all set 1 challenges or all set 2 challenges. The challenges explored the 4 different operations … Continue reading Display: Magic Maths
Lesson idea: Science
Whilst teaching Year 6 Science I wanted to get some extended writing out of them and decided that the digestive system was quite a good topic. I didn't want them to just write a report about the digestive system or something dull like that so I decided a diary entry was a great idea. We … Continue reading Lesson idea: Science