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DIY Christmas Gifts….

I love how creative children are. They see things in a completely different way to us.. I decided to encourage the creativity of my nephew’s love of cars this Christmas. Not only is it reusing resources and stopping them from being dumped in landfill.. it is loved by my nephew and pretty easy to create!Continue reading “DIY Christmas Gifts….”

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Simple activities are sometimes the best!

My class loved entering the classroom this week and seeing a selection of Christmas books, a Christmas tree and advent calendars too. I created an activity of wrapping boxes for Xmas presents and they absolutely loved it! The children dressed up like elves and wrapped the presents carefully. It also linked into the English lessonsContinue reading “Simple activities are sometimes the best!”

Maths mastery in The early years!

What’s the best way to learn addition and subtraction other than with real life objects?! My class have really enjoyed adding pieces of fruit, comparing and sorting different sized buttons, counting magic beans and even different shaped pasta!l this year. Counting real life objects is a must in the early years before moving into abstractContinue reading “Maths mastery in The early years!”

Can I go and play now?!

If you are a teacher within the Early Years or KS1, there must have been a time when you have called a child to the table to complete some work with you and they have replied with – can I go and play now? I was lucky enough to meet the amazing author, Greg Bottrill,Continue reading “Can I go and play now?!”

WANTED!

I created this lesson for a Year 2 class and it worked really well! Children saw a huge mess and lots of crime Scene tape. A suitcase was left at the scene with lots of items inside. Who could it be? What has happened? Why have they entered school? The children were full of curiosityContinue reading “WANTED!”

End of year fun!🎉

It’s always great to look back at the year with the pupils and really appreciate and celebrate their achievements! Although some pupils feel that they have struggled every pupil has achieved so much along the way and this needs to be acknowledged! I gave out some cute bubbles to all the pupils in my classContinue reading “End of year fun!🎉”

A trip to the seaside!

What great way to start the half term with a trip to the SEASIDE! This really helped to kick start our seaside theme, the children were amazed and loved seeing the clear blue sea, the soft sand and the seagulls of course! It may seem surprising but to many children in my class this wasContinue reading “A trip to the seaside!”

The three little pigs!

I recently planned a lesson of the three little pigs – with a twist! I started off by using a story map to recap the events of the three little pigs… Here is my lovely art work of course 🙈😂. I think showed the children a letter which we read together. It was from theContinue reading “The three little pigs!”

Phonics & Writing with Twinkl Resources

I always start the day off with a morning activity with my class. For this half term most of the morning activities consisted of a focus on reading to help embed any sounds children struggle with. I have used twinkl’s phonics activity to help with this. When you download this from twinkl you will findContinue reading “Phonics & Writing with Twinkl Resources”

The reason why the workload isn’t a ‘big’ enough problem

Feeling super guilty as my promise of frequent blogging has slipped away a little bit, but life has taken over! I came across this picture on twitter and I just thought wow it really sums up the reasons as to why I keep going. Why I continue day in and day out to do myContinue reading “The reason why the workload isn’t a ‘big’ enough problem”