Hello everyone! A while ago, I asked if anyone would be interested in seeing how my brilliant TA (I don't think he ever reads my blog, but if he does: HELLO!) planned some lessons on printing and how we did it! I have my PPA on a Friday and my TA covers my class, so … Continue reading PRINTING: How we did it in the classroom!
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
Letters From the Lighthouse: spies, sea and secrets "February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Emma Carroll
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
Year 6 this year have brought on new challenges (I knew my last class very well!) so I have had to keep things fresh. Last year the children loved looking at the adaptations of the animals we have in the world today, whereas I know this new class can cope with something which is more … Continue reading Freeday: Y6 Science
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!
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