Using mini whiteboards

One of the most useful things I have in my classrooms is a set of pieces of laminated white paper. They are a cheap version of the mini whiteboards you can buy in stationery shops, easily replaced when they get tired, and more environmentally friendly than paper – you can even laminate used paper with […]

All About My Family

I’ve been teaching Year 3 about the family recently. They’re pretty good with the mother and father; these activities are designed to take them beyond that into the exciting realm of aunts and uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters, and the grandparents. Some ideas: Ask learners to bring in a photograph of their families. Learners work in pairs […]

My Granny Went to Market

This is a new book for me, but My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone is already one of my favourites. It has beautifully coloured, bright pictures, and is essentially a counting rhyme about a granny with a magic flying carpet, who visits the markets of the world. Although the language will be quite difficult […]

Caterpillar Mini Books

I have updated some of the mini books for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so that they now have just three penmanship lines, rather than four. You can download the PDF of all eight below: Very Hungry Caterpillar mini books You can see my original resources in the post here.

Ladybird Worksheets

Here are eight printable worksheets for you to use with Eric Carle’s The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. Worksheets can be helpful for supporting children to consolidate their understanding of vocabulary, and as a quiet activity after a loud one. These ones make use of matching activities, substitution tables, gapfills, and the child’s personal perception of the book. You can […]