To coincide with National Poetry Day, we celebtrated at school with Poetry Week, where our English lessons all centred around poems. We in Year 5 had already done a week of poetry (it's what I started the year with), so when it came round the celebrating Poetry Week, the kids were enthused to say the … Continue reading Blackout poetry
As many of you know, I am FINALLY a qualified teacher and I have my own classroom, my own class... is it terrifying? YES. Was week 1 exhausting? Yes. Was it the very best? YES SO MUCH. I've had so many kind words from everyone and it makes my heart so happy! Thank you everyone! … Continue reading MY FIRST CLASSROOM
"Miss, are you our main teacher? There won't be someone else teaching us all the time? Will it be you?" Why yes, yes kids I am your main teacher! I MADE IT. I QUALIFIED. I HAVE MY OWN CLASS. MY OWN ROOM. MY KIDS. MY TEACHING. It's been A YEAR. But, last week, I FINALLY … Continue reading “Miss, are your our main teacher?!”
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
During a Maths learning walk last year I was in the Year 5 classroom and we were thinking about algebraic problems involving shapes, patterns and missing lengths. I produced the sheet attached which has 2 differentiated versions of the problems. We had spent the previous week looking at a few different variations on the same … Continue reading Free-day: Maths challenge!
Last year I was asked to do a bit of UK Geography with Year 5... and I thought it would be interesting to focus on some physical landmarks for a lesson or 2. We first started by talking about the different parts of the UK - could they identify where England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales were? … Continue reading Free-day: Geography edition