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 […]

Prize Box

I use Class Dojo for classroom management, when the children earn x amount of points they get to choose a reward. The rewards range from stickers (5 points) to homework passes (50 points). If a child earns 15 points they can choose a prize from our prize box.

Independent Learners

One of the main goals of education is to enable children to become independent, however, I sometimes notice that some children in my class would happily sit and wait for every single thing to be ‘spoonfed’ to them. So, over the next few weeks, I’m hoping to help the children in my class to think for […]

Class Mascot/Teddy

On Infant T.P., the class had a teddy that went home each weekend with a different child who took photos and wrote a piece about the teddy’s adventure. When I taught Year 1 in England, the school had two teddies; Stilton and Cheddar – mice. Stilton was for the junior school (Reception – Year 2) […]

Growth Mindset

  I truly believe that you can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it. Many children are very hard on themselves and get very upset if they make a small mistake. Some children give up before they even start or at the first hint of a challenge because they are terrified of […]

Attention Grabbers

  This is a quick post about my top 3 attention grabbers which you might find useful! Hand in the air This is such an easy but fantastic technique. When you want attention/ focus on you – then raise your hand – children must do the same. It immediately quietens a room and theres no […]

Transition Activities

  So by now you probably know your new class for next year and will be meeting them before the end of term. Here are some ideas to get to know your new class and to ease any anxiety the children may feel about a new teacher.