A Message For Twitter HQ

I joined Twitter back in 2009, when I thought it was stupid and couldn’t see the point in it. Why would someone want to tweet when you had Facebook statuses for telling the world what you were doing? Very soon, however, I discovered that Twitter could play a very powerful role in my professional development […]

Shy Bairns Get Nowt / If You Dont Ask, You Don’t Get

In North East England there is a well-known saying: ‘Shy bairns get nowt,’ with ‘bairns’ meaning ‘children’ and ‘nowt’ meaning ‘nothing.’ Roughly translated into another idiom, it means ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get.’ The final cross-curricular project for my class before the summer holidays was about the 1950s. We learned about life back […]

Joined Up Writing (Not Cursive Script)

On Wednesday, I tried something that I have never done before.  What made it even more risky was that I had a few people involved with the Cambridge Primary Review visiting my classroom during the lesson.  It was a recipe for disaster, but it was fantastic. Each week, Julia Skinner publishes a prompt on the […]