Autumn half term is the first time that you, as a teacher, really get to step back from the hustle and bustle of things and have the opportunity to assess just how things have started and how they are progressing in your class.
I just had to start with this old commercial!
In many schools and classes the children are set work as soon as they enter the room in a morning – but is this a good thing to do?
I was heartened to read the preliminary findings contained in the HMCI report commentary for October (2017).
So you coordinate a subject in your school – but to what extent do you actually do anything?
How’s your timetable looking?
Well we have had 2 attempts now at the “new” form of pupil tests in Primary schools – so just how have they fared and how can we look at the figures?
We are all aware, I am sure, of the pressure of time in delivering the curriculum – there seems to be an overload of content (a percentage of which is irrelevant, inappropriate and unnecessary) and just not enough time to deliver it!
The Carousel of activities….just what is it and how does it work?
The first point in introducing ANY new concepts or topics is to find out what the children already know.