Jenga Games 1

Over the last couple of months I’ve purchased a few sets of Jenga blocks from Smyths and Mr. Price. I had previously bought a big box of Jenga which I wrote times tables on and have used them tons of times with my class and they love them. I find it is a great way […]

Thematic Unit 1916

On Wednesdays, I answer questions from teachers on my Instagram page. One of the most asked question topics is based around thematic units so I have decided to put together a series of thematic plans based around different topics. The first is based on 1916 as this is a topic that is good to cover […]

Maths Topic – Area

Myself and a number of my colleagues have been taking part in a lesson study with the PDST over the last few weeks. This involved a number of meetings with an advisor from the PDST and the members of the lesson study group (Myself and 4 colleagues). We decided on the topic of Area to […]

Guest Blogpost: Teaching Phonics (Miss Mustard Teaching)

Hi everyone! My name is Kirstin from missmustardteaching and this is my third year teaching. This post is all about phonics and how to teach it. View this post on Instagram Some of our phonics activities from this week recapping the ou digraph. The children particularly enjoyed pyramid writing! #scottishteacher #teachersfollowteachers #teaching #teachersofinstagram #teacher #phonics […]

Educating Children Through Experience (Chill Insurance)

Educating Children Through Experiences It’s so important for children to have experiences and make memories as well as attend school to learn. Learning comes in all kinds of forms, and there are plenty of trips that can be educational too.  Here’s some ideas on where you can take the children in their summer holidays to […]

Equivalent Fractions

Another area that my class need to revise is equivalent fractions. So I’ve made this equivalent fractions matching activity. There is a set for each fraction from halves up to twelfths. In each set there is; Word and image (See middle image below) Numerator up to 12 4 challenge cards (so the children will need […]

Guest Blogpost: Restorative Practice (Michelle Stowe)

Restorative Practice; Building Relationships through Positive Communication   My personal definition of success as a teacher is that my students feel good about who they are, and what they do when they are in my room (and the hope is, by extension, in our world).  I left my happy classroom four years ago after doing a lot […]

Guest Blogpost: Living and Teaching Down Under (Teacha_Efa)

G’day guys, My name is Aoife Condron, best known in the Instagram-Teacher-World as ‘Teacha_Efa’. I completed my B.Ed at St. Pat’s, back in the day when it was a three year degree course. Since graduating I worked in the same school in Ireland for five years. I was fortunate enough to be made permanent in […]

Area and Perimeter

I’ve created two resources – one on area and the second on perimeter with 4-5 activities per resource which would work well for independent stations for these topics. Area         Perimeter The questions on perimeter use the same numbers and types of questions as the area resource.         The […]