Reading Race


I found an old "Thinking Skills" folder which had an activity where students had to use the information from a text to label a diagram of a house.  I gave each group a diagram and stuck some copies of … [Read more...]

Silent Spelling


This is a quick little game which I was taught on a Brownie leaders' training course!  It works well for Year 11 students as they tend to know each other well and are quite comfortable with each … [Read more...]

Diving into books

european literature

Many of my colleagues are preparing to teach literature for the first time with the new GCSE and A level specifications.  There are some great resources out there to help, notably the Association for … [Read more...]

Maths Week


The Maths department at my school has an annual Maths Week.  I thought this would be the ideal opportunity to revise numbers with Year 7.  We started with the game where the teacher shouts out a … [Read more...]