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 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 […]

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 […]

Worry Monster; How do I use it in the classroom?

I’ve been looking to get a worry monster for a while and was delighted to pick this one up yesterday in Euro Giant. I’ve had a worry monster/worry box in my classroom for the last 5 years and really like the idea. The Worry Monster You can either buy a worry monster like above or […]

School facilities -what does your space look like?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately as I’ll be sharing a room in September. When I worked between two schools as a resource/learning support teacher I had a huge room in one school and in the second school I had a room under the stairs- like a broom closet. I felt a bit […]

Lidl; School Supplies

Special buys in Lidl this week are school supplies. Unfortunately the early bird catches the worm and I was too late so lots of things were sold out by the time I got there. Here are some of the offers.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Getting organised for September

You probably think I’m mad to be talking about getting organised for September when it’s not even the middle of July however, this is a post detailing the top things to buy/acquire during July and August to prevent a last minute panic come september. 1. A good laminator This is an essential purchase – if […]