Reflections of a Trainee Teacher – @EarlyYearsIdeas

“He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” ~ Richard Henry Dann

An Apple for the Teacher

Recently, in RME sessions, we have been thinking about morals, and the idea of right and wrong – both from religious and non-religious perspectives. While discussing this, I couldn’t help … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Using the TASC wheel in planning

TASC stands for ‘Thinking Actively in a Social Context’. This is an approach which can be used when planning, to create experiences that will challenge and engage students – making … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Couple of Highlights from Placement Week 2

This week has been another brilliant whirlwind! One of the highlights was having the opportunity to watch and be a part of the Spring Concert on Wednesday evening. It was … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

What a Week!

I can’t believe that’s my first week of placement over already! What a brilliant week it has been! Here are some of the experiences that I have been involved in: … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Music for Learning

As I prepare for the beginning of my Learning from Life placement (tomorrow!) I’ve been doing some reading about music education and the value and impact it can have on … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Pedagoo Perth

Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to attend PedagooPerth – an event where teachers and education professionals from around the area come together and take part in learning conversations. I … Continue reading

March 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Playing with Patterns

Pattern is an area of maths that lends itself to all kinds of fun and engaging activities, especially in the Early Years. I was asked to think of some experiences … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

We’re going on a maths hunt

The picture book that I have chosen to use for this task is ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt‘ by Michael Rosen. I chose this book because it’s one of … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nursery Rhymes and Maths

During our first maths input, I was reminded of the importance of nursery rhymes and songs in children’s development. Not only do these songs include language skills such as rhyme … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

I had to make a bad science joke because all the good ones Argon

What is science all about? That’s a big question! Science is all around us and allows us to gain a better understanding of our world. This understanding involves questioning our … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

A couple of nifty teaching resources

Over the last few weeks, I have come across 2 online resources which I feel could be really useful in my future teaching career. These have been shown to me … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quelle est le date ton anniversair

This song pretty much sums up my memory of learning a modern foreign language (MFL) at primary school. We learned it until we were blue in the face, and then … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beautiful Books!

I love a good story! Whether it’s in a book, a TV show, a movie or even a friend telling me about their weekend – stories are what keep me … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

From Tudors to Tim Peake… and so much in between

A common theme has started to occur throughout our ‘Teaching Across the Curriculum’ inputs; we need to work on expanding our own knowledge. Of course, this means that we must … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Embracing technology

Today I came across an in the Guardian entitled: “Third of teachers ban electronic devices in classroom despite positive outcomes, survey finds” This came as quite a shock! With the … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Getting rather animated!

During a brilliant ICT input with Sharon Tonner last week, we were shown how to use various pieces of software to teach children about Animation! My favourite part of the session … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s science Jim, but not as we know it!

It’s no secret that science was far from my favourite subject at school. While I can remember exploring imaginary worlds in English and laughing with my friends in PE, my memories … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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