Rolling your Numbers

Posted on October 17, 2017 Maths, Numbers, SATs, Teaching, TimesTables,

We love to share and collaborate with fellow teachers. We came across this video from Mr Reddy about rolling your numbers and thought it was fantastic!   Take a look and let us know what you think!         Video from Mr Reddy’s blog . You can reach Mr Reddy via social media. Twitter: @MrReddyMaths Thanks to Mr Reddy for permission to reblog his post. Let us know if you have any tips! Tweet us […]

Top 10 Quotes for Growth Mindset

Posted on October 13, 2017 Growth Mindset, Inspiring, Whole School,

Growth Mindset is becoming increasingly popular in British Primary Schools. The idea, originally from American Psychology is based on the concept that our attitude has a direct impact on our cognition. To help implement growth mindset strategies with your pupils, we’ve created 10 inspiring quotation posters! Feel free to print these for use in and around your classroom! We’ve kept them minimalist and free of branding for your convenience! Tweet us a picture of these […]

How I turned the School Library around!

Posted on October 10, 2017 English, literacy, reading, SATs English,

Just one book opened a gateway that has never since been closed. — Lucy Bakewell, School Librarian of the Year 2009                                                      School libraries are an integral part of creating a climate which is encouraging of reading. Tim Brighouse, associate professor at the Institute of Education, University of Londonsays: “A […]

How to make the most out of your local library.

Posted on October 9, 2017 English, literacy, parents, reading,

It’s Libraries Week! To celebrate the wonderful addition libraries make to our communities, here’s some tips on making the most out of your local library. If you’d like to add your own ideas to this list, tweet us @Sats_companion or send us an email   1. More than just books! Libraries are great for finding out more about events in the community or even borrowing the latest film or album. They are more than […]

Teaching Active and Passive Sentences

Posted on October 3, 2017 English, Resources, SATs, SPAG, Teaching,

We’ve put together a few tips you can try in your classroom to help your pupils with active and passive sentences. These fantastic ideas have come directly from fellow teachers. If you’d like to add your own ideas to this list, tweet us @Sats_companion or send us an email   1. Get Active!   Teaching active voice works best whilst pupils are being active! Try taking the lesson outdoors. Emma. E, suggested pupils could […]

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