Managing and Reducing Teacher Workload

11th March 2020

For this journal entry, I have collaborated with Molly (@mimmerr) of to write about reducing and managing teacher workload. This is something I am passionate about as it is all too easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of work required as a teacher.

Teach Primary: Roman Numerals

3rd March 2020

In the March 2020 issue of Teach Primary magazine, you can read my maths lesson plan on Roman Numerals. This lesson is aimed at upper KS2 pupils and combines historical knowledge of the British monarchy with mathematics.

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.