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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?!”

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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!”

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 πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚. I think showed the children a letter which we read together. It was from theContinue reading “The three little pigs!”

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!”

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”