Miss Britton

Thoughts, ideas and advice on all things educational

Activities for Children at Home (Part 1): Maths

18th March 2020

This series of journal entries will hopefully provide you with some ideas of educational and fun activities for your children to do whilst at home, starting with Maths.

Managing and Reducing Teacher Workload

11th March 2020

Reducing and managing teacher workload 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 this month's issue of Teach Primary magazine, you can read my maths lesson plan on Roman Numerals. Aimed at upper KS2 pupils, this lesson combines history with mathematics.

Game Review: 'Know Your Times Tables'

4th February 2020

After using this game with my students for the last few months, I share my review of “Know Your Times Tables”, a learning system designed to help children recall multiplication facts.

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

I am regularly asked about the 11+ exam by both parents and teachers so, in this journal entry, I hope to answer some of the more frequently asked questions and share some useful tips and advice regarding the test.

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

This month's issue of Teach Primary magazine features my KS2 Maths lesson on perimeter. In this lesson, children apply their knowledge and understanding of perimeter to real-life scenarios.