To boldly go where we should’ve gone in the first place | The Quirky Teacher

This blog post is a shake-down of the latest publication by Ofsted. Before I begin writing in more detail, let me tell you something a young and recently qualified reception teacher said to me at a phonics CPD day I attended this week: “You know, I’m finding that whole-class instruction is really effective and I […]

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To boldly go where we should’ve gone in the first place | The Quirky Teacher

This blog post is a shake-down of the latest publication by Ofsted. Before I begin writing in more detail, let me tell you something a young and recently qualified reception teacher said to me at a phonics CPD day I attended this week: “You know, I’m finding that whole-class instruction is really effective and I … Continue reading To boldly go where we should’ve gone in the first place

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A quick report on the new Irish primary maths curriculum | The Quirky Teacher

Here’s the draft curriculum This is a whistle-stop tour of the new draft curriculum for primary mathematics in Ireland and I am loving the mention (early in the document) of the importance of regular practice in enabling children to become confident and competent mathematicians. But oh no, what’s all this about Aistear? There seems to […]

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When shaky foundations need a jolly good shake-up. | The Quirky Teacher

What is really pleasing of late is to know that my writing about primary Ed and EYFS curriculum has appealed to secondary teachers. In fact, the majority of my blog followers are secondary teachers, which is great. So, this is another blog post talking about the foundations of a child’s academic life, or just life […]

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A quick report on the new Irish primary maths curriculum | The Quirky Teacher

Here’s the draft curriculum This is a whistle-stop tour of the new draft curriculum for primary mathematics in Ireland and I am loving the mention (early in the document) of the importance of regular practice in enabling children to become confident and competent mathematicians. But oh no, what’s all this about Aistear? There seems to … Continue reading A quick report on the new Irish primary maths curriculum

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When shaky foundations need a jolly good shake-up. | The Quirky Teacher

What is really pleasing of late is to know that my writing about primary Ed and EYFS curriculum has appealed to secondary teachers. In fact, the majority of my blog followers are secondary teachers, which is great. So, this is another blog post talking about the foundations of a child’s academic life, or just life … Continue reading When shaky foundations need a jolly good shake-up.

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The other reason people dismiss the importance of good handwriting | The Quirky Teacher

‘Yes, but it’s more important that we focus on their reading skills’ ‘Yes, but is this their own writing?’ ‘You should be concentrating on improving the quality of their writing, not how it looks.’ I’ve heard many versions of the above over the last few years whenever the subject of good handwriting crops up. For […]

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