Philosophy for children (P4C) is a topic I came across in my first year of my MA in Education. It’s one that is full of great debates but the more I researched into it the more I became to love it. Getting children to think for themselves and listen to other people’s opinions is definitely a well needed life skill in the society we live … Continue reading Philosophy for children?
Teaching early writing skills for children in Year 1 has always been a topic I continued to reflect upon. I didn’t feel 100% sure whether the writing opportunities we offered them really met the potential of all of the children’s needs. I really really wanted to make children much more independent with their writing. As the class teacher I also wanted to feel much more … Continue reading Writing with Alison Philipson
I love to bake so I thought I’d get my bake on in the Xmas holidays! This time I made some cute cupcakes with Oreo or terrys chocolate toppings – they didn’t last two minutes with everyone visiting over Xmas! I think it’s great to find some time to relax a little and enjoy something different each week or day of you can! Less of … Continue reading Baking 😋😋
Its January and I’m back to my MA in Education. Some people might think it’s a crazy thing to do, rush to University after a long day at work in tea time traffic until 8pm. But actually it’s great! It’s great to sit, reflect and have a lot of laughs from teachers of a range of backgrounds. I will soon be on my journey to … Continue reading Teachers as researchers?
After the festive season it’s time to get back into the workload! The hardest part of this half term for me is getting out of bed when it is sooo dark outside! But I do feel charged and ready to give my class the best learning experiences possible! So what else could be done apart from flying to the Arctic? My class made their passports … Continue reading A trip to the Arctic!
Last year I taught a new theme for the beginning of year one, pirates!! We turned the role play area into a pirate ship and I put lots of eye patches, stripey clothes and treasure inside. I have to say the children absolutely loved it. The pirate theme was linked to a book called a new home for Jed. The children also made their own … Continue reading Arrrg Pirates!
This book is AMAZING. It brings me back to my first year of teaching. I got a job as a teacher quite early on in my last year of University. The feeling of receiving a call back saying congratulations we would like to offer you the job was the most amazing joy yet! My very first training day was at a Spa hotel and it … Continue reading Sir John Jones – The Magic Weaving Business