In this session, Sue Drury shares some short activities that could be used in the classroom to develop English skills.
All of the activities shown can be completed in 5 minutes once pupils know how they work, and could be used in those spare 5-10 minutes that teachers sometimes find that they have in the classroom. They could also be used as starters to engage pupils at the beginning of an English lesson. Sue has used all of the activities in her own classroom with children from years 1 through to year 6.
Sue qualified as a primary teacher in 1999. Teaching pupils from Year 1 to Year 8, she has held a variety of positions including maths and English subject leader, year leader, and assistant headteacher. Sue has mentored students and NQTs, offering guidance and advice using her years of experience.
About the Course
Sue Drury draws on 20 years of teaching and mentoring experience to run through everything you need to know for your NQT year - from how to communicate with parents to planning lessons, surviving observations and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.