Streamlining your Teaching

We all know how the single most important part of our job is teaching the children, this is our job. Unfortunately there is a lot more to it than that! In this new series, I will be talking about ways we can streamline our planning and workload. Let's first take a...

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Behaviour Management

If you are on teaching placement, one of the biggest challenges to overcome is behaviour management. This is just a post on what has worked for me in my teaching experience so far, different things work for everyone but this is just my way of doing things, five years...

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Water Theme

'Water' is always very popular as an overarching theme on teaching practice and for lesson plans in general. I myself haven't used because I much prefer narrow more focused themes. I will share some ways 'water' can be integrated as a theme for the Arts subjects for...

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Prim Ed Early Years Maths Box Review

Prim Ed recently sent me the Early Years Maths Box to review. I was interested to see it as I had used the Maths Box previously with my first and second class. It worked really well for maths stations. The Maths Box series is a set of seven boxes of cards, one for...

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Drama Warm Ups and Circle Games from Primary Resources

Circle Games The Wind Blows This is a good game for mixing up cliques and a variation of fruit bowl which you already know. Put chairs in a circle. Turn one chair to face out. Choose someone to stand in the middle. They (or you) can call: “ The wind blows for……….....

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PE Warm Up Games

1 Mirroring Choose one partner to start doing various motions. They can kick, move their harms, spin around, or do any other motions. The child’s partner will try to mirror their motions. You can set a time limit and when the time is up, the partners can trade places...

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