History; Interview parents/grandparents

I linked this homework activity to the strand unit – Family. The objectives are for children to; explore aspects of personal family history examine changes and continuity in the lives of grandparents and parents collect and use a range of simple historical evidence Children bring the questions home and ask their parents 3 questions based […]

Week 1 with 3rd Class

I wrote this blogpost last year after my first week with 3rd class. I survived – woohoo! Week 1 complete – oh my goodness I’m exhausted! So what did we do/learn this week? I spent the week getting to know the children – we spent a lot of time learning classroom procedures, laying out our […]

The Perfect Page

This is a really important procedure to teach at the beginning of the year. Teaching children how to layout their copy – both writing and maths is very important. By setting the expectation from the beginning children know what is expected. For the perfect page – I use a spare copy and have 1 sheet […]

Classroom Management Strategies for 3rd/4th Class

Here are some of the strategies I use for classroom management which you might find useful. Clap my rhythm Teacher claps a rhythm and children clap it back. For example Ta Ta TiTi Ta Ta Ta Ta Ta TiTi Titi Ta Ta Ta TiTi TiTi Ta TiTi TiTi TiTi Ta This ties in with the […]

Classroom Layout Ideas

There are so many different ways to arrange your classroom furniture. I’ve made a document with 7 different ideas arranging the tables for group work or working independently. I have also coloured them – showing different groupings. My personal favourite is Slide 4 as it lends itself to group and independent work! You can download […]

Setting up a Resource Room

To be honest, I haven’t been into school since the start of the summer so I have don’t have my room set up yet. As I mentioned before, I’ll be sharing a room this year so we’ll have to do most of the set up together.

Fine Motor Skills; Some activities using inexpensive materials

One of the challenges of working as a resource teacher is sourcing resources suitable to the needs of the children you’re working with. Most resource teachers will have 6-8 children in their care, all of whom might have very different needs and need different equipment. When I worked as a resource teacher two years ago […]

ICT and SEN; Some useful websites

I recently completed the ‘Using ICT to support Literacy and Numeracy for Pupils with SEN’ course with INTO Learning. Earlier in the summer I completed the course ‘Beyond 2020; Using Technology in the Primary Classroom’ with INTO Learning too. Unfortunately, the content of both courses was quite similar – both dealt with Pinterest, assessment tools such […]

Displays; My Top Tips

There are so many different ways to organise your classroom and displays can play a big part. Theres so many options for how to display and what to display and it can be incredibly difficult to decide the best things to put up around the room to enhance the learning environment. I like to have […]

Sponsored Content/ Ad’s

I follow lots of different bloggers from beauty and fashion to fitness and food. Some bloggers have been able to make blogging a full time career. Ciara O’Doherty shares a great post explaining how bloggers earn money which you can watch here.

1 22 23 24 25 26 34