Reading Books Online

During this unusual time, many schools are partially closed and have a large number of pupils learning from home. I know one thing that I am going to miss is the daily reading to the children in my class. I (along with many others) have had the idea of recording...
My Top Books of 2019

My Top Books of 2019

I’ve seen a few blog posts sharing people’s favourite books of the year and as I’ve bought so many, I thought I would share mine too. Now, not all of these were released in 2019, but that is when I bought them. Most of them I bought for my 4y/o son...
The Bear and The Piano

The Bear and The Piano

The Bear and The Piano is a stunning book by David Litchfield and tells a story of a bear who finds a piano in the woods. Over time, the noises that he makes become the most beautiful melodies and fill the hearts of those around him. It seemed like a beautiful text to...
Making a “How Do I?” Page

Making a “How Do I?” Page

Earlier this evening, I shared a way that I have been helping staff to fix small IT problems themselves and some people asked how I did it, so I thought it would make sense to write a blog post. So, it looks like this: This is a Google Document that I have made...
Subitizing Resources

Subitizing Resources

You may not have heard of subitizing, I hadn’t until approximately 18months ago but bear with me for a few minutes and I’ll explain. There is a website by Susanna Wu that explains it in much more detail than I could and backs up why it is important, so...
Times Table Rockstars @ttrockstars

Times Table Rockstars @ttrockstars

There have been many discussions about the use of Times Table Rockstars online and I have often posted about how we use it in school. To save repeating myself, I thought I would write a blog post to share how I use TTRS. TTRS have not asked me to write this post, I...