Posts Tagged ‘literacy’

Ist week of Year 1 class.

It has been an exciting first week at my new school with a Year 1 class. This is my first experience with any Key Stage 1 group so I was very apprehensive, however after a few days of settling in, teaching my first lesson on the Wednesday and then taking the full day on Thursday it really allowed me to dig in and start learning new strategies. There are some challenging behaviour management skills to learn and also at what level to pitch my lessons at but this is all part of the learning process and I feel there is no better way than to really get in and try it. On Friday I was the class clown (for Book Week) and spent some time after our literacy lesson juggling on the playground with rings, battons and plate spinning! Oh what fun it is being a teacher!

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Whiteboard Literacy ICT

Teachers TVA good video here from our friends at Teachers TV!  A few great ideas to start literacy discussion and ideas in any class from year 1 to year 6.

What does ‘Literate’ mean?

literacyIn our English module today we discussed Language and Literacy, looking at theories and the history of policies over the last 20 years.  What are your thoughts on the meaning of ‘being literate’?  Is it simply being good at reading and writing?  How many more elements should it cover today?  Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts!