Top 5 April Fool’s Day Pranks For Teachers

Can you believe it’s April Fool’s Day soon! It reminded me of the fun we had with our Year 5 students last year and we thought long and hard about what fun we might have this year. Here are my top 5 pranks to play on your students for April Fool’s Day.

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Maths Investigation: Playground Project

I could not be more proud of my students as they shared and celebrated their hard work this term. Students received a project at the beginning of the term that incorporated a number of mathematical concepts as a way of revision and an opportunity to work in mixed abilities groups.

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It’s National Science Week!

“The school theme for National Science Week 2021 is Food: Different by Design. It honors the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.” – National Science Week

It’s National Science Week and the focus is on food! I couldn’t be happier as this is a personal passion and love. I have created a series of ‘foodie’ experiments, some of which are even edible.

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6 Steps To Blackout Poetry

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A blackout poem is a piece of poetry where the text and text form a sort of visual poem. I was drawn in to blackout poetry by one image and decided to explore the concept and learn more about it. I was intrigued by how it was displayed and the creativity involved.

I have some fantastic writers in my class and I wanted to explore poetry with them, but do it in a way they had never experienced. My class were unfamiliar with blackout poetry and so I took the opportunity to experience something that was both new to me and my students.

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