Teaching

Anti-Bullying & Crumpled Paper

Silence. It’s isn’t often you manage complete silence in a classroom of 32. But, there they sat. In a stunned, deafening silence. They were staring at the crumpled pieces of paper in front of them that would never be as…

Teaching

Year 6 – it’s about what you know…

  We are not testing you on what you know. Wait? What? Let me repeat that. Year 6 – We are not testing you on what you know.   We are testing you on what you have spent seven years…

Family

World Book Day Is Coming!

  World Book Day is coming! This year it’s on Thursday 2nd March. For many parents, teachers and children we find ourselves in one of two camps… We’re either one of those people who adore World Book Day and couldn’t…

Teaching

Don’t smile until Christmas

I very vividly remember being sat in a lecture in our first year of university. It was autumn term, inside the Adsetts centre at Sheffield Hallam. We were on a three year Primary Education degree. We were first years –…

Family

What do we want for Christmas?

What do you want for Christmas? It’s a question that gets asked a lot as we all get our Christmas shopping organised, ordered and wrapped. It’s still a question that stumps me. Firstly, because I hate the word ‘want’. I’m…