The Newby Tribe – Our Story : Blogtober17

Welcome to my first post in the month of Blogtober run by Hex Mum Plus 1! Yep, you read that right! Throughout the month of October,…

Fuzzy-Felt Review : Classic Toys!

35 years ago, when I was a small child, there weren’t as many toys around as there are today.  I remember a few from my…

How To Overcome Fear Of The Dentist

Dentists! One word which has been guaranteed to put me into a tail spin for many many years now.  The last time I properly went…

Carousel Guided Reading : NQT Tips

One of the areas of teaching that took me longest to get my head around when I was an NQT was Guided Reading.  Somehow I…

Book Bags Or Backpacks? Which Works Best?

Since the beginning of the school year, I’ve been having numerous conversations with both Little Sir and Little Miss about whether they still need a…

7 Splendiferous Roald Dahl Day Resources

On Wednesday 13th September it will be Roald Dahl’s 101st birthday and the official Roald Dahl Day! Across the country, schools will be dressing up…

How To Manage Ability Groupings In The …

Many moons ago when I was a new teacher, the buzz words were ‘differentiation’ and ‘ability groupings’. Fast forward over 10 years and the new…