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Work life balance!

Whether you have been teaching 1 year or 20 years there’s always that talk of never having enough time and a work life balance! As a teacher in my third year of teaching.l, I often find myself so engrossed into a topic that I sometimes spend a very long tome thinking and planning it! ButContinue reading “Work life balance!”

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Read Write Inc – The Pros & Cons

I have been teaching Read Write Inc for the last 3 years now, so below is a review based on my personal opinion of the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ or the scheme. The Pro’s I think read write inc is a great scheme. I have witnessed children making rapid progress in the sessions due to theContinue reading “Read Write Inc – The Pros & Cons”

Early writing -AP Literacy part 2!

So I recently blogged about my passion and eagerness to get started with all the things I have learnt through the training with Alison Philipson. I feel like our ‘Theme’ subject in year one has had a great turn around. The children have formed simpler sentences and we have spent more time practising and creatingContinue reading “Early writing -AP Literacy part 2!”

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”

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”