Tag: learning

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…

Free Educational Websites for Kids

There are so many fantastic resources that can be found on the internet, and best of all many are for free! These websites can make kids feel as though they are playing, but are actually learning at the same time. Many times I’ve had parents ask me what educational websites I’d recommend for their children. Here is a small list…

Benefits of learning joined-up handwriting

Is it important for young generations to learn how to join up their handwriting, especially in the age of iPhones and pads? I’m sure this question has crossed many pupils’ parents’ and teachers’ minds. Evidence is mounting that putting pen to paper has benefits that typing cannot replace. – CursiveLogic CURSIVE Vs JOINED-UP Is there a difference between cursive and…

Electrifying games!

So you should already know what a circuit is, its components and the different types. Now it’s time for some more fun learning! Test your knowledge on electricity, or find out more by playing these great BBC Bitesize games! Start clicking!  What is electricity?   How can you change a circuit?    How do you draw electrical symbols and diagrams?   What…