Creative writing is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of learning. It is not just important because it is a part of the curriculum but because research shows that children who are good at creative writing are better achievers all round. Those pupils who have mastered it tend to do well at other […]
It’s been a great session and those of our children who have parental permission to have a treat have tucked into this box of biscuits! Happy munching!
Mindfulness is something that we practise with our children of all age groups and today we looked at my book, ‘Me, You and the Ocean’. We have looked at the questions in the book…and children have drawn their ocean pictures and their imagined sea creatures in the deep blue sea. They have then thought carefully […]
Today we had a maths session and reinforced learning with these fun worksheets that help pupils aged 6 to understand simple division. You can try this at home with sharing out lego bricks, treats or playing a silly game with socks! Have fun!
A fun session this afternoon with one of our younger pupils who is just beginning to recognise and understand the letters of the alphabet – these flash cards with letters and bright fun pictures have with helped tremendously.
Today we have been reading the Winnie the Pooh story Piglet is Rescued…children have learnt different words to describe the weather! Look at words like: Rainy Grey Cold Hot Sticky Cloudy Windy Sunny Blowy […]
We have been having lots of fun with our 4 and 5 year olds today…making up our own Mr Men stories – developing language, imagination and talking about emotions. using the little figurines. Try this at home with your little ones.
Did you know that 1 in 10 people are left-handed? Just like many minorities, this means that they might be under-achieving in subjects like English, science, computing and design & technology. But why would that be? What could be the connection between being left-handed and not performing on par with others in these subjects? The […]
I am so excited to be sharing with you my soon-to-be-released interview with author and blogger Soulla Christodoulou. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to receiving your comments. When did you start writing creatively? About twenty-one years ago. My dad got ill and so I started writing my novel Tredicino for him and […]
This is a surprise blog post from me but I juts couldn’t wait to post this! This is what makes teaching so rewarding… It’s not just seeing children learn and develop and thrive…it’s not just seeing them find their voices and develop their ideas…it’s seeing how they show their appreciation too and how they become […]