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Festive teaching ideas for you

  • by: Anna from Pobble
  • On: 22, Nov 2021
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Festive teaching ideas for you

It’s a magical time of year. The children are filled to the brim with excitement and this bubbles over into the classroom. Chuck in play rehearsals and masses of glitter and your classroom quickly fil...

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Festive gift ideas for your class

It’s almost Christmas! Time to treat your class with a festive gift? Let’s not break the bank though… Let’s face it, you spend enough of your hard-earned cash on classroom supplies as it is. We’ve dis...

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Resources to make non-fiction writing just as creative as fiction

Non-fiction writing permeates our lives. Wherever we look we see signs, menus, magazines, websites and more, we undertake non-fiction writing on a daily basis too, whether it's letters, lists, emails ...

Writing word banks: Why and how you should use them

In my previous role as a HLTA supporting SEN and EAL learners at an Enhanced Mainstream School, a huge priority was placed on using word banks because of their huge potential when supporting young wri...

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Save time and simplify technology in the classroom

Imagine wasting a third of every lesson!… “Miss, I can’t remember my password!” “Sir, my username isn’t working!”

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How to use challenging times to develop essential life skills in children

I feel sorry for children right now. Their routine is shattered, they are penned in at home while it’s sunny out and they are missing their friends. COVID-19 has brought tough times for the next gener...

Free Writing Friday

At Pobble, writing is our passion. Everything we do is about making writing exciting! That’s why, when we heard about Cressida Cowell’s Free Writing Friday campaign we just had to get involved.

15 simple strategies to improve your class’ writing

We know the struggle is real. Getting your class to continuously hone and improve their writing skills is tough. We’ve got your back though. Here are a few practical and simple strategies to improve y...

Seven splendid spelling strategies

Parents and teachers alike try all sorts of ways to get their kids to remember their spellings. I was speaking with a fellow parent the other day who changes the password on the family iPad to one of ...

How to motivate handwriting-haters

To do it right, you need to hold the pencil correctly, coordinate your shoulder, wrist and elbow, focus on the paper, remember how all the letters are formed, and decide what to write. Phew! No wonder...

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