Music; Singing

Song Singing falls under the Performing strand of the music curriculum. I think its one of the easier strands to teach but at times it can be difficult to think of suitable songs to teach. I’m hoping to share a list of songs that I enjoy teaching below – if you have any more to […]

Working with Parents

Working with parents is part of our jobs as teachers. It can be a very daunting task for a new teacher to face 30 sets of parents so here are some of my tips.

Setting up your classroom

This blog post was written last year when I was setting up my classroom for 3rd class. I spent some time at the beginning of the summer holidays and last Friday setting up my classroom. Its not perfect but I’m happy with the results so far.

The First Day

This blogpost was written last year. So what do you do that first day? I’m going to break the day into 3 chunks – Morning, After Break, After lunch.

Fine Motor Skills; Some activities using inexpensive materials

One of the challenges of working as a resource teacher is sourcing resources suitable to the needs of the children you’re working with. Most resource teachers will have 6-8 children in their care, all of whom might have very different needs and need different equipment. When I worked as a resource teacher two years ago […]

ICT and SEN; Some useful websites

I recently completed the ‘Using ICT to support Literacy and Numeracy for Pupils with SEN’ course with INTO Learning. Earlier in the summer I completed the course ‘Beyond 2020; Using Technology in the Primary Classroom’ with INTO Learning too. Unfortunately, the content of both courses was quite similar – both dealt with Pinterest, assessment tools such […]

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 […]

What planner will I use this year?

Ever since I first started teaching I wanted a Folens/EDCO teacher diary and attended both of their book launches last year to get the free teacher planners. I attended again this year and was impressed with the planners.