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Progress Data: Let It Go
Data - the necessary evil.  The powers that be - be them SLT, governors, LAs or OfSTED - need to track how well our kids are doing.  The small victories we experience each day in the classroom across various subjects are reduced down into a number or someti...
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Book Bingo - downloadable and editable resources to encourage reading for a range of purposes and fun!! 
The inspiration for this post is threefold. I've been meaning to create a resource like this since this photo on Pinterest reminded me of a list I was given when I was in Year 6. The list simply had some brilliant classic n...
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4 Growth Mindset Myths (in Primary Schools)...
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Organising TeachMeet Sussex
Since moving from a Hampshire school to a Sussex school in 2013, I have been organising TeachMeet Sussex with Ben .  We had been going to TeachMeet Hants at various schools around Hampshire but it was a long way to go.  There was nothing similar in Sussex -...
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Primary Assessment: How Has It Come To This?
Today, in between writing reports I discovered a couple of polls going around Twitter. Both were about what to do about the current assessment arrangements for KS1 and KS2.  One asked whether we should strike or not. The other asked whether it would be more...
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Free Whole-Class Reading Texts
After blogging our move from carousel Guided Reading lessons to whole-class sessions , I get lots of messages asking which texts we use.  I compiled a list of over 350 books which teachers around the UK use in their primary classrooms but there are also man...
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Back To Basics
One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world - Malala Yousafzai This Easter Sunday, we sat down to watch He Named Me Malala - the BAFTA-nominated film about a schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out for her right to an e...
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Book Bingo
The inspiration for this post is threefold.  I've been meaning to create a resource like this since  this photo on Pinterest reminded me of a list I was given when I was in Year 6.  The list simply had some brilliant classic novels which I would never have ...
The inspiration for this post is threefold. I've been meaning to create a resource like this since this photo on Pinterest reminded me of a list I was given when I was in Year 6. The list simply had some brilliant classic n...
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4 Growth Mindset Myths
1) Hard work, alone, produces talent. If you've got a Growth Mindset, you can become smarter/faster/better than the best. In reality, sometimes nature trumps nurture when it comes to ability.  I demonstrated this to my class the day after I went to watch En...
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James Needs a Sphero at TMSussex: Broadwater
James brought along his shiny balls and let us all play!
James brought along his shiny balls and let us all play!
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How to Plan for a Supply Teacher
After such a successful first post about his experiences supply teaching, my husband has written another post to give some ideas about how best to leave plans for a cover teacher to follow.   It is a huge misconception that class teachers need to leave thor...
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From Odd to Even #Nurture1516
If I were to describe 2015 for me, 'odd' would be one word I would consider to sum it up.  Both personally and professionally it has been a strange year.  Rather than reflect on 15 things and look forward to 16 (as I did in my  13/14  and  14/15  nurture po...
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I teach. I learn.

Two things I am specifically learning to do this year are play the guitar and bake bread.  

I enjoy musicals, movies, music and food. I try to run, especially as it gets lighter.  

I tweet as @MrsPTeach
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