Body Image

Body Image

As last week’s Mental Health Awareness Week focused on body image, I wanted to look into the Mental Health Foundation’s (2019) ‘Body Image Report’ to find out more about how this issue impacts on so many people in different stages of their lives, and why. While...
Teaching spellings

Teaching spellings

I have to say teaching Literacy in Year 2 sometimes made me feel like a broken record. Spellings, spellings, spellings. I was bored of talking about spelling and so were the children, but it was holding them back from being marked as ‘expected.’ That list of common...
SATs

SATs

With April shortly coming to a close, SATs are creeping ever nearer. Soon pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 will take national standardised tests to assess their reading, mathematics and writing. Year 2 SATs are less formal and are mainly used to support a teacher’s...
Pupil stress and anxiety

Pupil stress and anxiety

Did you know that April is ‘Stress Awareness Month?’ As we all know stress is a normal part of life, it’s one of many emotions we experience and small amounts can motivate us to achieve our goals. However, stress can feel unmanageable, particularly...
National Pet Month

National Pet Month

What is it? National Pet Month is a registered charity celebrating its 30th year. They aim to ‘raise awareness of responsible pet ownership, celebrate the benefits of pets and encourage fundraising for the nation’s pets.’  National Pet Month explains that,...
Easter Inspiration

Easter Inspiration

Soon some schools will be breaking up for the Easter holidays and many will no doubt be weaving the Easter theme in to assemblies, lessons, lunch menus and so on. However, as we get closer to Easter we also get closer to the end of term and our lovely teachers grow in...