Say No to Your Child

Parents naturally want to see and make their children happy and many will go to any lengths to grant their children’s wishes, even if it means never saying no to them. Children, however, need to hear the word no as much as they need to hear the word yes. According to Dr Markham, saying no to your child helps with setting boundaries…

Long Division Board Display

Classroom boards are very important when it comes to displaying useful information for children to use. Not only do they brighten up the classroom, they show visitors what the children are learning as well provide the children themselves with a helpful learning resource to use. Below I’m sharing my Maths Working Wall on long division and an amazing anchor chart…

Apostrophes for Possession

Are you learning about apostrophes for possession? If yes, then carry on reading! 1.Singular possessionExplanation: An apostrophe and the letter ‘s are used to show possession. Example: The girl’s bicycle. Note: In the example, the apostrophe indicates that one bicycle belongs to one girl. 2. Singular nouns ending in ‘s’Example words: James, Wales, Paris and Dickens. Explanation: Singular words ending in s can either end…

Donut Division

Division is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic. When we divide, we share a number equally between a certain amount of groups. Division is the opposite operation of multiplication or otherwise known as inverse operation. Knowing the multiplication facts, can help us work out an answer to a division problem. There are special names for each number in a…

Fuel Your Passion for Teaching

Those of us who have been in the teaching profession for many years, must search for new challenges if we expect our 20th year of teaching to be as engaging as our first. Just like any long term, committed relationship, keeping that fire lit needs time and effort on our part. Teaching is hard, and no one will ever really…

The Effective Non-Judgemental Teacher

It’s in our nature, as human beings, to be in constant judgement of others. We constantly compare and contrast ourselves to those around us, checking out their actions and words and forming an almost instant conclusion about them. Many times when it comes to people we’ve known for years we may even subconsciously seek for affirmations that unknowingly justify our…

Great Maths Display Ideas

Whilst searching for some inspiration to revamp my maths working wall, I came across these amazing ideas that I thought I’d share with you… #1 Place value and partitioning. I think this is genius! #Fractions. Pizza always comes to mind when doing fractions in class! Such a cute board! #Place value. This display is so versatile! I think it’s a…

Waves of Intervention

The National Curriculum Inclusion Statement states that teachers should set high expectations for every pupil, whatever their prior attainment. They should plan stretching work for those whose attainment is above the expected standard and plan lessons for pupils who have low levels of prior attainment. Lessons should be planned to ensure that there are no barriers to a child achieving…

Magnetism Display Idea

Displays play an important part in the classroom as they aid learning and provide visual stimulus for the children. Research published by the University of Salford showed that well-designed classrooms can improve learning progress in primary school pupils by up to 16%. Below is a display idea for science and magnetism. I find that magnetism is such a hands on…

Classroom Reveal 2019-20: Cactus Theme

It’s the beginning of a new school year and time for my classroom reveal for 2019-2020! 🥁🌵🌵🌵🥁 This year, I chose a really cute and trendy theme, cacti! Or is it cactuses? Well, actually both are correct so I’ll stick to cacti because it sounds so much better, in my opinion, and quite posh! I wanted to give my classroom…