Category: Classroom

Classroom Reveal 2018-19: Dragon Theme

We have been back in school for a month now and my classroom reveal is long overdue! The truth is, it’s still not quite how I want it, but I’m not sure when it will be though and…. I’m just dying to show it to you all, so no more waiting! 🥁 For those of you who don’t know, this…

Why I want a Pinterest-Worthy Classroom

Don’t get me wrong, your classroom does not have to be Pinterest worthy. A colour coordinated scheme, does not make you a great teacher, and if that’s not really your cup of tea, that’s ok! I on the other hand, want to be both a great teacher and have a great classroom, one that both my pupils and I love…

How to make a dragon scale background

Follow me to school to see how I change a plain background into one with dragon scales for my dragon themed classroom. What is your classroom theme? Have you got one? Let me know in the comments below! Till next time…

Flexible seating

The foundation of current pedagogies in education – child-centered, personalised learning from the bottom up – flexible seating! Not sure what that means? Read on to find out more… Also known as alternative seating, flexible seating actively brings students into decision-making and taking responsibility for their learning. It lets them identify the kind of furniture they find most comfortable, and gets…

Introduction to Anchor Charts

Anchor charts are a must in your classroom. You have seen them everyone on the internet, but you may still have a few queries about what they actually are, how to create them and how to use them effectively in your classroom. If you have wondered about anchor charts, then this post is for you. I’m sure that once you…

Classroom display idea for ‘The Environment’

Here is an idea for a quick display for the Science topic ‘The Environment’.  Firstly, you will need a catchy backdrop, I used one with the sea. If you don’t have one like it then I would recommend you use blue for the sky as it is more effective if you keep to the colours of nature. The tree was…

12 Amazing Library Display Ideas for Every Month

One of the best ways to motivate and encourage children to read books is a good book display. Coming up with ideas can be hard and the internet can at times be overwhelming, leaving you at a loss. Below are 12 amazing  library and book corner display ideas, chosen from many on the web, that will be sure to motivate…

Robinson Crusoe Display

Historical narratives can be tough for kids to comprehend as they are written in an old-fashioned style and use vocabulary that has seized to exist. By breaking them down and analysing them bit by bit, children can be exposed to powerful pieces of writing that have shaped the world of literature. It is impressive to see how well children respond…

The Tyger: poem by William Blake

Year 6 were introduced to “The Tyger” poem by William Blake and were mesmerised by it.  There is no doubt that this piece of literature is immortal and still burns bright with today’s youth. 🐯 “The Tyger” is a poem by the English poet William Blake published in 1794 as part of the Songs of Experience collection.  Twinkl’s PowerPoint is a great resource to…

Believe in your selfie 3-D bulletin board idea

A twist on a classic art activity, drawing a portrait of yourself, is to draw your selfie! Children took selfies and then drew them. They loved to capture themselves in class with the camera and their art  took on a whole new life.  Some asked if they could draw snapchat filters. Allowing their imagination to roam, the children took their selfies…