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Arctic paintings

When I teach my class Art, I always try to take it as serious as I would for Maths or phonics. I think carefully about the skills children will need and how I can model the skills required. Even though I am pretty rubbish as Art! I tell all the children that we are goingContinue reading “Arctic paintings”

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If I had a super power, I’d want to be the fastest reader!

Tai Lopez is extremely motivated and successful. He shares his story of success through YouTube. I listened to a few of his videos as my boyfriend loves that sort of stuff! But I also shared the first part of his video in an assembly to motivate children. Getting the children to see that the mostContinue reading “If I had a super power, I’d want to be the fastest reader!”

Reading!!

As previously mentioned on my last blog post, I am trying to engage parents in reading with their children more. I have started to invite parents in on Monday mornings to listen to their child read for 10-15 minutes. This has already started off great and children were really motivated when their parents were satContinue reading “Reading!!”

Spread the happiness

I was lucky enough to participate in some training with Shonette, the lady that created spread the happiness. I absolutely loved it! The energy Shonette has is great and I think the energy levels of children definitely rely on the energy given by the teacher too. Shonette discusses how being happy impacts on children’s learning.Continue reading “Spread the happiness”

Getting children reading …

Getting children to read has been a great debate for many years. There has been so many researchers that have tried and claimed to know how to help children learn to read. To me, a child’s love of reading and a child’s first educator -their parents have a significant influence on a child’s reading development.Continue reading “Getting children reading …”

Philosophy for children?

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 definitelyContinue reading “Philosophy for children?”

Writing with Alison Philipson

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. AsContinue reading “Writing with Alison Philipson”