Tag: pupils

5 Tips to Get to Know Your Students ASAP

The first few weeks of any academic are hectic, to say the least. Whether you’re a teacher who has many years of experience or is just starting out fresh, these tips will help you get to know your pupils in no time. Tip 1: Gather information Getting to know your pupils well, including their strengths and weaknesses, even before the school…

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…

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…

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…

Christmas gifts for students

It’s the giving season for pupils and teachers, Christmas time! I decided to keep last year’s goodie bag idea with a twist. I just love this idea as it is so versatile and can be adapted year after year. To make them you will need:  bags, my free downloadable bag toppers, bubbles and any other goodies of your choice! My…

Lines of Symmetry Game

Find a link to a fun symmetry game for your kids, here! The “Line of Symmetry” is the imaginary line where you could fold the image and have both halves match exactly. If you can reflect (or flip) a figure over a line and the figure appears unchanged, then the figure has reflection symmetry or line symmetry. The line that you reflect…

Welcome to ‘Saved you a Spot’ YouTube Channel

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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…

Mary Poppins Costume

Teacher dress up ideas for any occasion! This is a great idea for Halloween, Book Week, Carnival or a Fancy Dress Party! Who doesn’t love Mary Poppins? Practically perfect in every way, here is my version of Mary Poppins, Peppi Poppins! This costume is so easy to make, if you are a teacher, I’m sure will have most of these…