Sponsorship time…

It’s that time of year again. I will be running 10miles around Portsmouth in the Great South Run in just 31 days time. Am I ready? Not sure…but it will be fun finding out! I have created a sponsorship page and would very much appreciate any support that...

Moving On

This coming week sees a huge challenge and a big change in my teaching career. After three years at St John’s, I am moving to be a Year 3/4 Leader at Riders Junior School. So why the change? I have been teaching eight years and have worked in three different...

Train Fares

Slightly left-field post only applicable to very few of you but hey…. For those travelling to BETT on the train, it is well worth looking into Group Save tickets (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/promotions/pr354fdc0a0400020101fea1769fbf60/details.html)...

The Ideas Porcupine

Teachers are often familiar with the term magpie-ing ideas. Borrowing from someone else because it is a great, shiny idea and then adapting it and using it. We use the term ‘magpie’ mostly in Literacy lessons where a child has found a great word and then...

My 2012

Before looking ahead to 2013, it is probably sensible to review the year that has been already. Last year I wrote a few targets for the year ahead and it’s odd, because many of the things that have happened weren’t on the list! But let’s start with...

Top 5 Posts of 2012

Before writing a review of 2012, which will take a bit of thought, I thought I would share the top 5 posts on this blog throughout the whole of 2012. What this top 5 does show is that all of these posts are over a year old (the BETT one is 4 days from its first...