Game Review: 'Know Your Times Tables'

4th February 2020

“Know Your Times Tables” is an educational game designed to help children learn and retain multiplication facts. Having used this game with my students (aged from 6 to 12 years) for the last few months, I  thought I would write a product review based upon my experience.

A Look Back at 2019

16th December 2019

As we approach 2020, it's a great time to reflect on the last twelve months. It is important to remind yourself of your achievements and successes (however big or small) and consider all you have to be grateful for.

Teach Primary: Stone Age Life

30th October 2019

This month, you can read one of my Stone Age lesson plans in Teach Primary magazine. Aimed at Year 3 pupils, this lesson allows children to explore the challenges of Stone Age life through role-play and creative writing.

The 11+ Explained

29th September 2019

Throughout my time as a teacher and private tutor, I have been asked about the 11+ more times than I can remember. Hopefully, this journal entry will provide you with some useful information regarding the 11+ examination.

Setting Up an Eco Council

25th September 2019

Having always been keen to do my bit for the environment, I decided to set up an Eco Council at school. If you're considering doing something similar, hopefully this short guide will help you to get started...

Teach Primary: Perimeter Problems

12th September 2019

Once again, I am proud to have one of my lesson plans featured in this month's issue of Teach Primary magazine. This one is a KS2 Maths lesson with a focus on calculating perimeter. In this lesson, children apply their knowledge and understanding of perimeter to real-life scenarios...