Winter Wellbeing: How Can I Look After Myself This Christmas?

Forget elf on the shelf; your focus needs to be on yourself and your mental health! Be kind to yourself. Christmas is a busy time in schools with the additional pressures of concerts, Christmas events and managing student excitement as well as your usual duties, not to mention what’s going on outside of school, like visiting family, nights out, present buying and card swapping. After an already exhausting term, you might be spreading yourself even thinner to get everything done. Make sure that you give yourself time to rest, say no when you need to and be realistic about what … Continue reading Winter Wellbeing: How Can I Look After Myself This Christmas?

Very Very Nearly There: Fun Science Activities for Those Last Few Lessons

Content writer Becky Driver picks out some science resources that could tie you over until the final lesson of term ticks round. Are you struggling for ideas for the next few days? I’ve found a few resources to get you … Continue reading Very Very Nearly There: Fun Science Activities for Those Last Few Lessons

Christmas is Cancelled: The Rise of the Scrooge Schools

Christmas is cancelled! Well, the real Christmas at least…we explore the Scrooge Schools that swerve Christmas altogether and attempt to reconcile the much-loved festivals newer, less personal meaning… Continue reading Christmas is Cancelled: The Rise of the Scrooge Schools

Pupil Presents: Is This Something We Want to Encourage?

Katrina Mills remembers some old favourites and attempts to get to the heart of gift-giving. It’s that time of year again! I’ve been searching the shops and wracking my brain for an appropriate present for the teacher, TA and headmistress at my son’s school. Which are they most likely to receive less of and find most appealing? The candles? The plants/flowers? The soap on a rope? How many bottles of Prosecco will they already have been given by my son’s eager classmates this year? How many boxsets of dire bathing goods can any woman really use? These are the questions … Continue reading Pupil Presents: Is This Something We Want to Encourage?

English Teachers – Have you Seen Twinkl’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway?

It’s the run up to Christmas, things are starting to feel a bit festive, but you need something to challenge and absorb your class for those last few lessons. Never fear, our gift from Twinkl Secondary is a selection box of Christmas tasks to educate, engage and excite your students. All of the resources below are available, free, on the website for the remainder of 2018 – just make sure you have registered on the site. A Winter Poem Teaching Pack (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t3-e-119-new-a-winter-poem-teaching-pack, https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t3-e-208-writing-prompts-winter-lesson-pack) Engage your KS3 pupils in a seasonal and fun lesson which includes a short, step by step … Continue reading English Teachers – Have you Seen Twinkl’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway?

Science in the Last Week of Term: Are you a Scrooge or a Christmas fairy?

Becky Driver looks at two different approaches to the Christmas season. ‘What shall I do in my lessons this week?’: the question you ask yourself as you wind down towards Christmas. You are tired, flagging and just want to get … Continue reading Science in the Last Week of Term: Are you a Scrooge or a Christmas fairy?

Christmas Maths Activities for KS3

Christmas Maths Activities for KS3

Ho, ho, ho! We’re officially on the approach to Christmas and the Beyond Maths elves have curated a selection of Christmas maths activities for KS3! Christmas has come early… Continue reading Christmas Maths Activities for KS3