Category Archives: Ks4

My teaching nemesis: Newton’s third

I’m sure everyone has a topic they teach where they teach it, the students look blank, you teach it differently, still blank, you then do it even differently, same response. Doubt, panic, fear! This happens to me every time I’ve … Continue reading

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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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Celebrate with physics cake!

Last year I made my first physics cake for a departing year 13 class.  A chance to combine two things I love: physics and cake! This is a chocolate courgette cake with chocolate ganache and it was gorgeous. You can’t … 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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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 happy friday in the physics lab

I had a very happy Friday at work this week. Nothing spectacular, but lots of little things that added up to a great day. Here’s what happened: Year 11 We have been doing controlled assessment in class for… ev… er… … Continue reading

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Blackout Poetry using Physics Text

I like to occasionally take the time in my lessons to do something creative. This activity was inspired by seeing similar poetry created by students in another school on twitter (sorry I can’t recall who posted it). It was for … Continue reading

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