Passwords are like underpants

Passwords are like underpants. You need them everywhere. Make sure you change them often. It’s important that you care. Never get them out in public. Never share them with a friend. Make sure you don’t forget them. Or your fun will surely...

Using dabs and cats to teach maths

As part of a series of lessons on shape and angles with year 6 I taught a lesson on drawing 2D shapes with given angles and side lengths. We had previously struggled with using protractors LOTS but this lesson was a bit of a tying-it-all-together lesson at the end of...

Using Erase All Kittens With Year 6

In the last week of my first school experience block I had a spare computing lesson with my year 6 class and free choice of activity. The class have a reasonably good level of computing and we have just finished a block of Espresso Coding so I wanted something that...

What should every maths lesson include?

I’m in the middle (well, quite near the beginning really) of a specialist maths primary PGCE at the University of Worcester. This means we get all the usual primary stuff plus some extra “special maths”. There are some differences in how our school...