## Board Game to Develop Social Skills

I was interested in getting a board game to develop social skills and found some excellent ones for sale. However, due to budget restrictions these weren’t an option for me so I spent some time developing my own. The game can be seen above and is very easy to play. Here are the rules. […]

## Planning

Planning is one of the most time consuming parts of teaching. On teaching practice, many people stay up until all hours putting final touches to lesson plans and making resources. In resource, I manage to do my weekly planning in approximately 25 minutes a week. This is because I am very strict with myself and […]

## Weekends

The weekend is a time for relaxing, catching up with friends and doing fun things. Try to take at least one day just for you without thinking of school and lessons and resources. This will definitely make you a better teacher as you will be refreshed for the following week!!

## Salt Dough Decorations

Last week we made Salt Dough Decorations – the recipe is very easy and excellent for children who need extra support with gross motor and fine motor skills. The ingredients; 300g of plain flour300g of salt200ml of water1 teaspoon of oil Measure the plain flour (integration with maths) and salt into a bowl. Add the […]

## Cup Song

Tutorial videoI love the Cup Song and have used it ever since it first came out in the movie Pitch Perfect. It’s fantastic for many different musical concepts. I use these cups from IKEA. The above video shows you how to do the cup song. I teach the following sequence; Clap Clap Tap Tap Tap (on […]

## What’s in my bag?

This is just a quick post about the must haves for my bag for school! This is my bag, it’s medium sized with plenty of space for everything I need.  Pens, pencils, markers! iPhone charger, memory stick with plans and resources! Diaries – I try to write everything I need to remember in these daily! […]

## Partitioning and Place Value

Place value is an area that children can find very difficult. However, by teaching children to partition, it helps them to understand it better. Ask children to write given numbers and then to write the given numbers in expanded form.45 = 40 + 572 = 70 + 291 = 90 + 1 326 = 300 […]

## Paper weaving – art lesson

This is a really easy Art lesson which is fun and requires minimal resources. Materials needed; Pencil Ruler Scissors 2 sheets of paper Glue  Children need to get 2 pieces of paper (sugar paper works well.) 1. Fold one piece in half. 2. Using a ruler, draw a line down. 3. Next cut from the […]

## Teaching Time

Ahhh! Time is perhaps one of the trickiest things to teach. They just don’t get it! No matter how many wonderful resources you create, how many hours you spend finding things on twinkl or sparklebox or seomra ranga after day 2 you are ready to scream… or maybe its just me. Anyway, these are some […]

## Spelling

Spelling is something that nearly every primary school child does on a daily basis with a weekly test on a Friday. Many schools follow the Prim- Ed; My Spelling Workbook where children complete around 20 spellings a week along with activities from crosswords to wordsearches, anagram puzzles and completing sentences. I have noticed however that […]