5 Fabulous Meet The Teacher Day Activities

Meet the Teacher Day! One of my most favourite days of the year.  It always feels as though it holds so much promise for what is to come and wipes away all of the mistakes of the previous year (and…

Mrs Wordsmith : Making Words Fun!

One of the biggest issues I found when I was teaching Key Stage 2 children, was that they have a tendency to use a lot of repetition in their word choices.  I, along with numerous other teachers, have spent many…

Clicker 7 : Supporting Writing For All Children

One of the biggest challenges facing teachers today, and it hasn’t changed in the 10 years that I have been a teacher, is finding high quality resources which support children’s learning in a way which is not onerous to the…

2018 Writing Moderation Materials

Not surprisingly at the moment, the STA are releasing a lot of information about the upcoming tests in the Summer months, all of which can be very helpful.  Recently, they released a one stop shop page with all the information…

How to Survive Christmas as an NQT – 5 …

You’ve made it through the first half of term.  You’ve had your first Parents’ Evening, submitted your first set of data and survived several observations (at least!)  It’s only a few weeks until the Christmas holidays, and it dangles in…

Educational Visits Tips + FREE Printable Checklist

One of the biggest worries for new teachers, and even for some experienced teachers, is the arranging of educational visits.  There are so many instances reported in the news of educational visits that go tragically wrong and this can, understandably,…

Premier League Writing Stars : Resilience and Writing!

Resilience and writing.  Two of the top words in education at the moment. As the Department for Education (DfE) said in the 2014 document ‘Mental health and behaviour in schools: Departmental advice for school staff.’ :  [ctt template=”12″ link=”eo4sx” via=”yes”…