Literature Circles: A Powerful Practice to Support Differentiation

Literature Circles. Of all of the practices I introduced as a teacher in the Primary Classroom, I believe this to have been the most powerful. For me, literature has the power to connect us all beyond age, nationality, language, culture, religion or gender and also has the power to provoke thoughts and opinions that lay … Continue reading Literature Circles: A Powerful Practice to Support Differentiation

The True Value of Student-led Portfolio Conferencing

I was first introduced to the concept of a student-led portfolio conference many years ago, and quickly became a strong advocate for their use as part of any effective reporting and assessment practice within a school. For further information about student-led portfolio conferences please have a look at the links below: Student-led Portfolio Conference prezi … Continue reading The True Value of Student-led Portfolio Conferencing

Enriching Comprehension Skills – Imaginative Illustrator

I currently teach Literature Circles lessons to two Year 6 classes each week, generally my favourite part of the week, when we can immerse ourselves in reading together! One of the greatest challenges in a multi-lingual, multi-level classroom is managing student groups to ensure everyone is understanding what they are reading and moving beyond this … Continue reading Enriching Comprehension Skills – Imaginative Illustrator

Primary School Vs Middle School Girls Football Match!

It was with great excitement and anticipation that the Year 6 Primary School girls gathered after school on a crisp January afternoon. ┬áThe girls had only had a number of football training sessions with 'Coach Jones' but were enthusiastic and confident in facing their first match challenge against the Year 7 girls. The final result … Continue reading Primary School Vs Middle School Girls Football Match!