Teach To The Hilt



The Great Summer Holidays Debate…

  ‘There’s a storm coming, Harry…and we all best be ready when she does.’ (Hagrid, Order of the Pheonix). A storm-in-a-teacup really; one that gets whipped up this time each year, as teachers in the UK join their International colleagues… Continue Reading →

‘Floor’ Foul Toilets with a Ping-Pong Ball!

  The classroom toilet – that one place in school that seems to haunt me. I compare it to ‘The Wall’ in ‘Game of Thrones'; you simply don’t venture beyond the door. I often wonder if – indeed – a… Continue Reading →

Them bones; Them bones – Twig Animal Skeletons

There are only so many ways you can match animal skeletons to their outer bodies. I often find that over-planning/over-thinking can be your worst nightmare with teaching sequences like this. You can spend hours creating elaborate resources that never get… Continue Reading →

Mr ‘O Brien – Whose Reports All Said Ryan!

  We’ve all been there. The all-nighters; the marathon stints; the ‘I should’ve really done more at half-term!’ final weekend push. Oh the joys of report writing. Congratulations to those organised and disciplined enough to spread the workload; to the… Continue Reading →

That irrational response to discovering someone’s interrupted your photocopying…

Green Screens – Helping Bring Non-Chronological Reports to Life!

Our Y3s scripted and directed their own documentary after hitting a brick wall searching YouTube. We’re now teaching and inspiring children and staff around the world and receiving regular feedback from our global peers. The project began with with a… Continue Reading →

Newspaper Reports – The Stories Behind The HEADLINES

  Download ‘Headline Headaches’ to have your pupils use their imaginations to invent the story behind these headlines. My class loved the secrecy of hiding their stories behind each flap and used success in this lesson to help them create… Continue Reading →

DOGGERLAND – A Stone Age Bridge to Europe

It took me a while to pluck up the courage to click on the link signposted ‘Doggerland!’ Peeping from behind my cushion I was relieved to discover a perfectly legitimate – and very cool – concept to add another layer… Continue Reading →

Dear Prime Minister…Fair Fractions?

We took the classic sweet fraction lesson to the hilt this week and it worked a treat! A mystery package and letter from the Prime Minister provided the stimulus for the session; an announcement that all 30 of them bought… Continue Reading →

Icky Yet Incredible – ‘Horrible Histories’ Display Resources

Create Your Own Fake Sick/Poo! If you’re still reading this then you’ve not been offended by the horrendous splurge of controversial (but brilliant!) mess that sits above this post – phew! For those offended and still reading, I sincerely apologise…. Continue Reading →

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