Category Archives: Science

Teach Like You Mean It!

I often see Facebook posts from trainee teachers and NQTs asking how to make particular subjects “exciting”, or looking for a hook to draw them in. While I agree it’s important that children enjoy learning, I also think it’s important … Continue reading

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How to Study Smart: 20 Scientific Ways to Learn Faster – Daniel Wong

Most of us have to learn something new at some point in our lives. Thankfully my GCSE, A level and BA days are behind me, but I still like to do short courses and if ever a fairy godmother dropped … Continue reading

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When is a test not a test?

It’s amazing what a difference a word makes. Say the word “test” and people fly into a panic: I don’t know it! I can’t remember it! I hate tests! This year, instead of doing tests at the end of a … Continue reading

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Of Einstein and Fish

Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. This is a quotation, attributed to Albert Einstein, which is repeated over … Continue reading

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It’s all about the birds

This was the last week of 30 days wild and we’ve managed a few trips out this week. Last weekend we went to Hill Hook, which was recommended in an email from the 30 Days Wild team. We had an … Continue reading

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It’s all about the stolen moments

This week has been a busy one but we’ve still managed to fit in a few “wild things”. We’ve walked to the end of our garden every day and stood looking up into the trees. On one of the evenings … Continue reading

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It’s all about the little things

7th June This week started well. We had some friends from New Zealand staying and we took them for a walk around RSPB Sandwell. We saw long-tailed tits (which I’d never seen before), lapwings, cormorants and a pair of buzzards. … Continue reading

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