Number Facts (A review)

Last Monday, I attended the EDCO Primary Publications event in the Clayton Hotel. I attend at least one of these events each year as I like to hear about the new programmes/resources that are available to teachers and I love getting free things! One new publication that caught my eye was the Number Facts series […]

Just Grammar – A review

Just Grammar is a new grammar book from There is a book for 1st – 6th class. One grammar topic is covered each week with a learning outcome at the bottom of each page which is very handy for planning. The books are appealing and child friendly while also full of activities to ensure […]

Primary Tin Whistle – A Complete Course; A Review

Over the past 3 years, I have been teaching tin whistle to children in my school – both in the classroom and as an extra curricular activity. I have used lots of different resources and books as well as teaching by  ear. I received this book by Denis O’Toole last week and really like it.

Twinkl – A review (Northern Ireland)

I’ve had a Twinkl account for the last few years and I can honestly say that it is brilliant. My favourite things about Twinkl… Amount of top quality downloads – there are resources available to download for every topic imaginable from planting seeds to top trumps cards for Maths. Time – I have saved so […]

Vocabulary Cards from

I received these vocabulary cards from last week and I really like them. The cards come in packs based on different themes including; Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Christmas, St. Patricks Day and Easter.

Mindfulness in the Classroom – A review

Mindfulness is a word that we hear a lot about. From mindfulness colouring pages and books to mindfulness CD’s. I’ve completed a summer course in mindfulness and I’ve read countless articles and blogs promoting the use of mindfulness in the classroom and I’ve tried a few bits and pieces from various sources but never felt […]

I’m Very Busy – 17 Month Diary from

In case you weren’t aware… I love stationery! I think it would be fair to say that I’m a total stationery addict. I have boxes and boxes, drawers, and full cupboards of stationery – you name it.. I have it! If anyone needs something – they check with me first and 99% of the time […]

Comprehension Box from Prim Ed

I was delighted to receive the Comprehension Box from Prim Ed Publishing yesterday. There are 3 boxes available; Box 1; Age 7 – 8+ Box 2; Age 8 – 10+ (as reviewed below) Box 3; Age 11 + Whats in the box? Comprehension Cards – short story and questions (back to back) Answer cards Teachers […]

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