Category Archives: KS3

After the exams – a classroom update

Exam season is over again. Time to relax!   jk. I am, of course, still very busy. Year 11 and 13 gone though so less work having to be done out of school time. Yes! Year 12 have been back … Continue reading

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“The important thing is to never stop questioning!”

…I shout to my students as they disappear into the big wide world. I’ve done all I can for them now. The rest it up to them. Ok, so it’s a bit less dramatic in real life. I may have just … Continue reading

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Why I love teaching… year 7

They are so very enthusiastic. They’re little, and tell tales on each other and ask if they should go onto a new page when they are at the bottom of one. But they carry out every task with unparalleled enthusiasm. … Continue reading

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To xmas, or not.

We have made it to the last week of term. Yes! So so the question this week is: to Xmas lesson, or not? Spoiler alert: no, not generally, but forgive me for showing Mythbusters or Attenborough a few times to … Continue reading

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A Practical Challenge

I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I’m more comfortable doing maths than practical work. I really value practical skills, they just take me ever so slightly out of my comfort zone. My comfort zone is being sat … Continue reading

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A new Energy scheme for year 7

I’m in the middle of rewriting the physics energy topic for year 7. This here’s a few thoughts about it as I’m writing it. I noticed it’s down to be one of the first topics in September, so it will … Continue reading

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