Addition in different ways

Addition in different ways

This week in Year 3, we have been looking at addition but in various different ways. We have used place value counters before and number line, but this was our first foray into the expanded column method. It was also the first time that they had used the bar model...
516 is a lot

516 is a lot

It has been 516 days since my last post (Google is wonderful isn’t it?). In fact, since December 2014 I have blogged just 5 times. That seems ridiculous considering how much I used to blog and tweet. What happened? School. Life. A baby (now a toddler). So much...

Creating Logins

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to get the CSVs from the office staff and to create usernames for various different online tools that we use. This is the 2016 update of this post that is now five years old. Having just re-read the post, it is...

Sharing Photos @smugmug

Two years ago I wrote about sharing photos with parents, and at the time, I was dabbling in using Cloudup. Although this is a good service and is free, users are limited to 1000 uploads (approx 200gb per account). This won’t last long in a school that is...

Times Tables Rock

As many teachers will know, it is now a Year 4 expectation that children will know all of their times tables. This is obviously useful throughout the maths curriculum but I am not going to debate whether children should or shouldn’t learn them all. This post is...

Is this still on?

This is a bit weird isn’t it? In the past 18 months (since December 2014 in fact) I have posted just twice. Once about Teachmeet Takeover at BETT2015 and once in Feb ’15 about the Teachmeet at the Education Show. In fact, both of those events were huge...

#tmTakeover2015

It’s that time of year again, BETT is only a few weeks away so it’s time to start getting organised. Once again Teachmeet Takeover is there as an avenue for teachers to hijack stands and share ideas. Each year we have some very generous companies and...

Sharing Links

I am a little bit obsessed with finding tools that make it easy to collate and share links to websites. I had a look back through and realised I had blogged three times about this before. The latest, in 2010, being here. I think that it is very important for children...

Skitch

  Another app that we have been playing with is Skitch.  This lets you annotate a picture, webpage, map or document but we have mainly used it for photos so far.   To begin, you open the app and then either take a photo or browse for an existing one. On the side...