Getting Level 4 in Mathematics

There are numerous applications on the market to assist children in preparation for national tests or assessments. This application from Rising Stars Education is relatively new on the market but it clear that they have done their homework before releasing it. The app gives children practice in a wide range of areas of Numeracy and […]

Magnetic letters on a mobile device

If your fridge has the lovely plastic magnetic letters on it. It is likely you will be glad to see this app…. Wooords. A very simple concept that will improve spelling and encourage children to experiment with words. There are three sections to choose from classic being our family favourite. You have a target letter […]

Noisy Literacy – Providing an environment that encourages talk

As teachers we have a responsibility to provide children with rich opportunities to talk. Tizard and Hughes (1984) state that by the age of 3 or 4 dialogue is as important as physical exploration. So how do we cultivate the best classroom conditions for talk in the early years? Make the classroom environment relaxed and […]

Noisy Literacy – Using digital content to get children reading

Savvy Reading Skills – for not so confident readers My eldest child found the early years of school difficult. He was far from being a confident reader despite my best efforts at home. This was mainly to with a medical issue which was destroying his confidence. As a mummy I was naturally concerned as a […]

Twinkl Twinkl little teacher

How many times have I thought it would be great if there were 25 hours in a day or 8 days in a week? Millions of times, I can tell you. Most teachers spend hours making and producing resources for their classroom. For those savvy teachers who are like me and don’t have time to […]