Tag: learning

5 Effective Additional Language Learning Strategies

Learning an additional language not only positively influences learning in general, but it also helps students to develop multicultural awareness. This often results to a greater sense of open-mindedness and empathy as well as academic proficiency in other subjects. Learning a language requires a lot of effort. But there are ways that can help speed up your progress. Read on…

Learning Styles – True or False?

During teacher training, we were taught about different learning styles and how to best cater for our pupils whilst bearing those in mind. SEN intervention strategies focus on helping a child reach their maximum learning potential by catering to their individual needs and adapting teaching using: visual programs, coloured overlays, hands on practice and so on. Today, professional development for…

10 Amazing Classroom Themes

If you are like me, you may be considering changing your classroom theme next academic year. I love a fresh new start for the year and as much as my children and I enjoyed our classroom theme last year, I feel that it has come to its end. I’ve been thinking about some classroom ideas and a new theme for…

Roman Numerals Game

Number systems developed over thousands of years and different parts of the world developed different systems.  The Roman numeral system is different to ours as it is not a place value system. So there is no symbol for zero. It works by putting 7 symbols together to make a number. How many numbers can you write? Have fun learning about…

Comparing and Ordering Numbers

Have fun comparing and ordering numbers with these two fun maths games by Ict games. Suitable for Years 2 – 4, just change the range to suit your year group objectives: Learning Objectives (U.K. National Curriculum)  Year 2: to compare and order numbers 0 – 100 Year 3: to compare and order numbers 0 – 1000 Year 4: To order…

Data Handling Online Games

The internet is full of data handling games and activities. These are some of my favourite ones that will help children understand how data can be interpreted and presented in various ways. They provide opportunities for data analysis using line graphs, bar charts and tally tables; perfect for lower key stage 2. Click on the images below, to be taken…

Dividing by 10 and 100

Part of the Year 4 National Curriculum targets in Numeracy, are for children to be able to divide by 10 and 100. The post below is for pupils to do as homework as well as for teachers to use in their lesson.   Watch this fun video to help you understand how to divide by 10 and 100. Then play…

Collaborative, Group and Co-operative Learning

Teaching has moved away from a strictly traditional teacher orientated class, where the teacher talks and the pupils are expected to only work individually and independently. Pupils are required to develop skills that help them work well in a team. Setting groups and giving children the opportunity to work together for a common goal helps strengthen their relationships and develop…

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…

6 Elements for Creating a Positive Classroom Environment

There is nothing more important than for children to feel safe in a school environment, so that they can be open to learning. Creating a positive classroom environment, is the first step in ensuring that everyone brings out their best. If you’d like to learn how you can do this, then read on! Here are some tips to help you…