Sentence of the Week

Recently we have introduced a few new strategies to improve the vocabulary and the writing for the children we work with. Firstly, we started with “Word of the Week”. This is a different word that we would teach the children each week. Following an inset...

100WC Questions

I am writing this post because I have been asked by a few people how I actually use the 100 Word Challenge within school. So I though I would share a few ideas to get you started. This week, over 1000 children have contributed to the weekly prompt for the first time....

A text-based curriculum

We’ve been having a bit of discussion about the curriculum at my new school and I wanted a chance to jot down some ideas and see if anyone had done something similar to help guide us before we get started. Currently we are sort-of looking at the new curriculum...

The 100Word Challenge…Live!

I have been a fan of the 100 Word Challenge for a long time. For those that aren’t aware, this is a weekly prompt provided by Julia Skinner (@theheadsoffice). ┬áThe idea is that children will then write 100 words based on the prompt which may be a picture or...

A Tour of my Classroom

This post has come about because I was commenting on a blog post from Teacher’s Pet about buying equipment from Ikea and I posted a photograph of my reading area. Someone asked a question about it, then soon after there were more questions asking where I had got...

Diving into Game-Based Learning

This is a post that should have been written weeks ago, but what with the end of term, leaving schools (more on that later) and joining a new one, I haven’t had chance. But I wanted to share my experience of something that others such as Dawn Hallybone, Tom...