The Blog of a Primary School Teacher and ICT Leader

Y4 Times Table Check

I was talking to someone online about the Y4 Multiplication Check (MTC) recently and I explained that I had written up some notes to pass to teachers for next year. I thought it might be worth sharing them here too. My original notes are school-specific so I have...

Taskmaster Day 2

I have blogged about using Taskmaster in the classroom before here and James Blake-Lobb has blogged here and here. I would suggest reading those posts before continuing. We don't break up for the holidays until Tuesday so we have two days left of the term. My Y3 class...

Vocabulary Books

I tweeted recently about the vocabulary books that we use in Year 3 and after receiving a few questions about them, I thought it would make sense to write a blog post. Each child has an A5 exercise book and all of the things I am going to talk about our stuck in...

Reporting Problems using Google Forms

For years now, I have used Google forms to allow staff and children to report problems. We have 2 main forms on our school website: For reporting technical issues - they fill in their name, the device location and the problem they are havingA general e-safety one -...

Planning a Writing Task

Over the weekend, I saw this blog post from James Durran. It talks about a change in focus from planning success criteria for writing so go read that and then come back here to see what I have done. It's ok, I'll wait. Done? Good. So...here is what I...

Spelling Shed – Setting Activities

This is the second part of my guide to using Spelling Shed. The first post looked at creating users and can be found here. In this post, I will talk through using the Spelling Scheme, setting up Assignments, creating a Hive Game and accessing pupil data. Spelling...