What are they? Extra Personal Days (EPV) or ‘course’ days are days that a teacher can take off during the course of the school year. They are earned through completion of a summer course with an approved organisation (more below).
I was sent this Algebra Maths Box from ‘Creative Activity’ to review. As many people know, Maths is my favourite subject to teach so I was delighted to try out a new resource – particularly in the area of Algebra. The pack comes in a plastic box which is super handy for storage. It includes […]
I’ve been receiving a huge amount of messages from soon to be qualified teachers wondering about what happens next. I remember the overwhelming feelings of applying for jobs, understanding the panel and the daunting task of being in charge of a class. It is all very different to teaching practice and it can be difficult […]
My class are currently learning all about Kenya so I’ve created a thematic plan that has lots of different lesson ideas for different curricular areas including ideas for; Literacy (Reading, Writing and Oral language) Geography History Science S.P.H.E. Art Music P.E. My class are really interested to learn about a country that is so far […]
I don’t know what to call this post, I don’t know what I’m going to write about or why I’m even writing it but it’s been over a month since I’ve written a blogpost and nearly a month since I’ve engaged with social media and I suppose I feel I should explain even though no […]
This is something I started last year but I don’t think I’ve ever shared it here. It is probably one of my favourite classroom management tools. In my class I have the usual rules and expectations but I also consistently talk about kindness and our school motto is ‘Treat Others As You Would Like to […]
I’ve just created a set of real life division questions for my class as a revision after the Easter holidays. We’ve covered division already so these will be a good way for the children to revise division with real life questions.
2D shapes is one area of the Maths curriculum that confuses me. While I love Maths – shape and space is not a topic that I particularly enjoy. I find that children often find it quite irrelevant and sometimes boring. We haven’t covered the topic yet so I’ve created this resource to use in my […]
Over the last couple of months I’ve purchased a few sets of Jenga blocks from Smyths and Mr. Price. I had previously bought a big box of Jenga which I wrote times tables on and have used them tons of times with my class and they love them. I find it is a great way […]
On Wednesdays, I answer questions from teachers on my Instagram page. One of the most asked question topics is based around thematic units so I have decided to put together a series of thematic plans based around different topics. The first is based on 1916 as this is a topic that is good to cover […]