Category: Pupils

Dyslexia in different languages – Part 2

As seen in Part 1 of Dyslexia in different languages, dyslexia can be very different across languages because of their underlying structure. In this post we look at dyslexia in the following four languages: Polish, French, Italian and Japanese. Polish: It is interesting to note that the Polish language is ending based, which means that the meaning of a word…

Dyslexia in different languages

Genetically influenced peculiarities in the brain anatomy, present in a minority of people, get in the way of a certain kind of information processing. This could be a problem, if a particular writing system strongly relied on this information processing; those born without it, could have a hard time. This explains why dyslexia can be of very little consequence in…

Dora’s Animation: William Shakespeare Biography

Schools can limit creativity, however, when the rigidness of the school system is softened and children are allowed to create freely, they can truly take you by surprise. By giving pupils simple guidelines, then letting them go about things in their own way, individuals will be able to experiment with their creativity and show what they are capable of. Carnival theme this year…

Free resources to teach spelling words with a ‘ce’ pattern ‘soft c’ sound

Learn how to spell words with a ‘soft c’ sound and ‘ce’ spelling pattern, with this fun engaging lesson. I used the spelling words found on the Twinkl PlanIt unit, but came up with a different way to teach the spelling words for the week. For this lesson you will need the PowerPoint to guide you. DOWNLOAD an editable copy…

Fun Revision Scientific Vocabulary for Material Changes Unit

Make Year 6 science revision fun with this fun version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Test your knowledge of the scientific vocabulary you need to know for your science unit Material Changes. Become a millionaire by scoring top marks in your tests! Click on the image below to play the game!  What was your score? Keep practising until…

About snow

When it’s cold and it’s snowing, use it to your advantage to teach your pupils all about snow. Read on to find out how you can make snow days, fun days when in school. In Key Stage 2 Science,  children do lots of work on changing states of matter. Why not add some variety to science lessons and investigate the…

Grammar practice made easy

Are you revising for a grammar test? Is your child revising for a grammar test and you don’t know how to help? Are you a teacher and are unsure if a word is a particular word class? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this blog post is just for you!  When it comes to Grammar,…

Mathematics practice for all levels: Ada Project

Are you tired of searching the internet to find exercises to practise your mathematics? Well search no more! ADA Project  is a free, open-source, online mathematics textbook for students and teachers, that aims to provide questions and answers for any topic and level! As a teacher, I often get asked by parents how they can best help their children revise for…

Journalistic Writing

One of the writing genres covered in Year 6 is journalistic writing. Journalistic writing is a type of non-fiction writing where children create newspaper or magazine articles and report on real or imagined events. When teaching journalistic writing, a prompt will give your students reason to write as well as an audience. Here is an effective writing prompt for journalistic writing…

Happy Birthday, Oliver Moon – A book review

The Oliver Moon books, published by Usborne and written by Sue Mongredien are very popular amongst primary school children. They are easy to read, with fun stories children love. Read on for a book review, by Simran (age 10). It’s Oliver Moon’s birthday and Mrs. Moon invites Oliver’s not so good wizardly friends by accident. Bully Bogeywort sneaks around Oliver’s…