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...
Family Safety Week

Family Safety Week

Next week is Family Safety Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of how to minimise risks to help prevent unnecessary accidents. When “More than 14,000 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year,” you can understand why RoSPA has created a week...