Tag: children

5 Benefits for Children Learning Poetry by Heart

The national curriculum wants children to learn poems by heart. Having recently done a great poetry lesson, where the children had so much fun trying to learn ‘Tomcat’ by Don Marquis, it got me thinking about the immense benefits of such an activity. Read on to find out five ways children can benefit from learning poetry by heart. Increases brain’s…

The importance of punctuality for your child at school

Being punctual shows your respect for others and their time, it sets first impressions and is a character trait that is important for you to instill in your child, from a very young age. It will undoubtedly play an important role in their future success. Read on to see why it’s important for your child to be punctual, especially at…

Recommended Book List for 7-9 year olds

Reading is an essential skill for children to acquire and once mastered, it acts as an important source of knowledge and pleasure that lasts a lifetime! As you help your kids appreciate the magic of reading, you’ll find that there’s a whole wonderful world full of children’s literature out there that might even be enjoyed by you, too! Many times parents…

Video: Draw with words!

Have fun with this video! If you know how to write the word, then you can draw the picture! This easy to follow video shows how you can turn simple words into fun drawings! Why don’t you have a go? Till next time…

Free Dragon Alphabet Resource

To go with my dragon themed room this year, I wanted to put up the alphabet in the front of the classroom so that children could refer to it, whenever they needed to. Even though I will be teaching Year 4 and children will already know how to form the letters, as well as the order of the alphabet, I…

How to Make the Easiest Paper Boat

Here is the easiest way to make a paper boat! Make big ones, small ones and try them out in the water? Send photos of your paper boats floating away! Would love to see them! ⚓️ Till next time…

Why children and parents need routines

Now that it’s the summer time, adults and kids can easily sway away from their daily routines. While this is a normal thing to happen, completely changing your child’s routine constantly, can have disruptive consequences for both the child and parents. Certain family ground rules need to be set and kept to, especially in the summer holidays, for it will…

Welcome to ‘Saved you a Spot’ YouTube Channel

✨Don’t miss out! ✨ Stay tuned every Friday (OMG! Did I say EVERY FRIDAY?!)  for new videos on anything to do with education, as well as arts and crafts for children! Please subscribe to be the first to get the new videos! Like, like, like and share, share, share! Oh, and don’t forget to comment! Let me know what you’d…

How to make a ‘Light Fury’ bookmark for kids – Easy

Are you looking for an art activity to promote reading? Well, this little activity is linked to “How to Train you Dragon 3” and is super easy to make!. It’s perfect for promoting reading, both inside the classroom and at home. Check out my easy to follow video on YouTube and make your own! Leave a comment below if you…

Classroom Screen – A Great Tool for Educators Worldwide

Have you ever wished for a screen that has everything a teacher needs to help pupils stay on task and focus on the lessons more? If so, stop wishing and carry on reading as this post is for YOU! Laurens Koppers, a teacher in the Netherlands, kept wishing and searching for the same thing. Like us all, no such tool…