OFSTED and Book Marking

Oh the dreaded ‘O’ – the bane of all teaching around the country: schools complain and moan; Teachers complain and moan; even pupils complain and moan (but actually have some amazing lessons and… Continue reading

3 tier raised bed

So, as usual, I became bored and thought I’d have a go at making something I’d thought about doing for a few years now. The idea originated from Homebase and my Grandfather. Homebase… Continue reading


Thinglink(app)(android) is a useful tool for making any image interactive and engaging. You provide the image and then you can place hyperlinks in different areas, so that when you hover over them with… Continue reading

A new hope…hopefully.

Shhhh, no-one at work knows, other than all of the staff, but otherwise, the really important people don’t know (by that I mean the pupils.) Success! I have recently been appointed a new… Continue reading


This week I have been exploring the realm of Padlet. This is a very versatile website (I know we want to look at Apps, but this is a great start and links nicely to blogging)  in… Continue reading


Bubbli (app) is an app that turns any ios camera into a spherical capturing machine. After a bit of practice, it is very easy and quick to create (just remember to revolve around the… Continue reading

Flipped debate with Audioboom evidence.

Previously with my year 8 class, we delved into the realm of debating. Exploring the purpose and need of rules; how to research and prepare for debates; what topics are good to debate… Continue reading


Vimeo (app) is fantastic for 3 main reasons: 1) You can store all of your videos on it and not use up any space elsewhere. 2) you can lock it down so it is… Continue reading

Nuclear weapons, Debates and Padlet

This week I have mostly been working with Padlet.com with my year 8s. All seem to have grasped the essentials of the site (better than year 5, who are meant to be more… Continue reading

Reflecting on the past – chickens part 8.

I’ve finally dredged up the images from when I was building the chicken run, so I thought I might as well update and finish off what I started…More project to follow! After finally… Continue reading