The Blog of a Primary School Teacher and ICT Leader

Tickled Pink (or Fuchsia, Salmon, Magenta…)

As any teacher will tell you, improving children's vocabulary is important for many reasons - none of which I will go into here, I just wanted to share a little thing we've been trying in Year 3 this term. As part of our English, we have described pictures of witches,...

Handwriting Lines

A few years ago, our ex-English lead (@clairemarie00) developed an idea she found on a course. This was that you highlight half of the line in the children's book to show where the main writing should go with the white space above/below for ascenders and descenders....

Exploring the UK

I'm planning ahead, but one of our objectives in September is about the children knowing the counties of the UK. Being right at the bottom of Hampshire, most of my children won't have ventured into other counties so we were discussing how to make this a bit more...

Setting Targets

I have been running for the past 10 years with varying levels of success. Success at the beginning involved running all the way to the next lamppost or to the end of the road, then it became completing the first race or running a longer distance. Around 2012, with a...

What is G-Suite?

There have been a number of requests asking for more information about Google Apps / G-Suite so I thought that it would make sense to write some blog posts that would help explain it. If you have any questions, email me and I will update this post or add it to future...

G-Suite – Internal Email

Following on from a discussion in an online forum about email, I have made a guide for GSuite / Google Apps users so that they can configure their email settings. These settings allow teachers to restrict who their students can email. I find that for primaries, the...