I know they'll never read this, but it only feel right that now the year is over I get to say thanks to them myself. Hello you lot, We've been through a lot this year haven't we? It's not always been easy, we've not always got on, but it turned out alright in the end. … Continue reading Letters to… my kids
"Miss, can we do writing again?" NOW THERE'S A PHRASE I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HEAR. But hear me out... So I love teaching writing. I think, alongside reading, that writing is one of my favourite things to do. I will never be an author - I have huge amounts of respect for authors but … Continue reading “Miss, can we do writing again?”
I haven't done a 'What We're Reading' post for a while, so thought it was time to share once again the books that my Year 4 class are reading! The last one is here: What We’re Reading… There's a wide variety here! And there's a few books missing! I'm reading Goodly and Grave, which the publishers … Continue reading What We’re Reading!
I've been working on expanded noun phrases with my Year 4s recently and the CT noticed that one of the dips they have in their independent writing is their setting descriptions lack detail. I decided we would use some visual stimulus from Once Upon A Picture to add some sparkle to their writing. We talked … Continue reading Wonderful writing?
When I found these pictures whilst browsing Pinterest I knew instantly that I needed to use them to inspire my Year 4 class to do some drawing! Throughout the year we have been doing a variety of different portraits (we did selfies, then used Picasso as inspiration) displaying them on the window facing out for … Continue reading Drawing on interests?
My first 'What We're Reading' post went down a storm so I figured I would make it a fortnightly thing after all! As per the last blog post which you'll find here (What We’re Reading!) these books are the books that Year 4 are currently reading. I need to work on showing you how many … Continue reading What We’re Reading…
When I asked on Twitter what people wanted to see on my blog, my lovely friend Aimee suggested I had some kind of kids book input. I obviously can't get the kids on my blog but they can help me with kids books! So this week I asked them all to write on a post-it … Continue reading What We’re Reading!
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
Yes. Working in a school. At Christmas. With 30 children. I know. Imagine. IT'S AMAZING. I love a Christmas craft! This post will take you through 2 of my favourites, 2 very simple but 2 effective and quick crafts! All you need is paper, hands and scissors! This is my Christmas tree in Year 4. … Continue reading Classroom Christmas!
"Miss, do we have to go outside? Can we not just stay inside and listen to you read?" Yes. I heard that last week. A Year 4 boy. You have NO IDEA how much it made me smile. Reading in the classroom is important. There is no other way to put it. To me it's … Continue reading Reading in the classroom?