Teaching Tips, Ideas & Blog Posts | The Classroom Stars Blog (2024)

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Helping Primary-Aged Children Thrive Through Their Different Learning Styles Beyond the Classroom Walls: 15 Outdoor Learning Activities for Key Stage 1 Unsung Heroes: The Essential Role of Governors in Primary Schools 10 Creative Writing Activities to Spark Magic in Your KS2 Primary Classroom So How Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Help Teachers in Primary Schools? Using AI in Primary Schools: Benefits, Challenges, and the Future of Education Ten Engaging Activities for the Primary Classroom to Celebrate St David’s Day The Vital Role of Parent Volunteers in Primary Schools: Enriching Education and the Community Exploring Shakespeare in Primary Education: Medium-Term Plans for Years 1 to 6 Ten Activities for Primary School Classrooms for a Fantastic Growth Mindset A Glossary of the Different Types of Schools in the United Kingdom Primary Education Jargon: A Glossary for Parents of All the Terms Used in Schools 12 Primary Activities and Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day in Your Classroom Celebrating St. Andrew’s Day: 10 Fun Activities for Primary School Children Ten ‘Creative’ Maths Activities to Explore with Key Stage 2 Children Twelve Ideas and Activities to Celebrate Father’s Day in the Primary Classroom How to Calm Primary School Children During Angry Outbursts Ten Effective Tips for Motivating Your Primary School Child to Do Homework Is it Really Necessary for My Primary-aged Child to Receive Private Tuition? The Important Role of Teachers’ Unions in Shaping UK Primary Education Ten Simple Pen and Paper Games and Activities that will Educate Today’s Primary School Children Ten Meaningful PSHE Questions to Get Primary School Children Thinking and Talking Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Young Children | Identifying Signs and Fostering Support Establishing a Bully-free Environment in Primary Schools: A Guide for Teachers and Parents Ten Primary Activities to Celebrate St. George’s Day in the Classroom Now is the Time! Ten Classroom Activities and Ideas to Help Children Learn to Tell the Time Sparking Creativity in KS1: Twelve Writing Activities for Primary Children in Year 1 and Year 2 Ten Tips for Primary School Teachers Facing Ofsted Lesson Observations A Guide for Primary School Teachers on Building a Positive Classroom Environment Ten Delightful Activities and Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Primary School Children

Helping Primary-Aged Children Thrive Through Their Different Learning Styles

4 Jul 2024

Primary-aged children learn in a number of ways. To help teachers create an engaging environment that unlocks children’s full potential, we explore the different learning styles that young children adopt, such as visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

Beyond the Classroom Walls: 15 Outdoor Learning Activities for Key Stage 1

25 Jun 2024

Unmotivated or boxed in? Try these 15 captivating outdoor activities for your KS1 class! Spark creativity, critical thinking, and a love for the natural world – all under the open sky with activities such as creating art with leaves and storytime under the tree.

Unsung Heroes: The Essential Role of Governors in Primary Schools

21 Jun 2024

School governors are the guiding hand behind children’s primary school, providing strategic direction, financial oversight, and holding the headteacher accountable. We look at how governors make a real difference to the school community.

10 Creative Writing Activities to Spark Magic in Your KS2 Primary Classroom

12 Jun 2024

We explore ten creative writing activities for KS2 teachers and learners. From character interviews and picture prompts to poetry in motion and comic strip capers, these activities will ignite pupils’ imagination and improve their writing skills.

So How Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Help Teachers in Primary Schools?

11 Jun 2024

Discover how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can change primary education by streamlining administrative tasks, personalising learning experiences, offering insights on pupil progress. We explore how AI can transform teaching and learning in primary schools.

Using AI in Primary Schools: Benefits, Challenges, and the Future of Education

30 May 2024

AI in primary schools offers personalised learning with AI tools and aids, freeing teachers for creative tasks. However, ethical concerns like bias and data privacy need addressing. While AI can empower education, it shouldn’t replace the vital role of teachers.

Ten Engaging Activities for the Primary Classroom to Celebrate St David’s Day

22 May 2024

Celebrate St David’s Day in the classroom with these primary activities such as flag crafts, cooking Welsh recipes and learning Welsh phrases. These engaging activities promote cultural understanding, creativity, and appreciation for Welsh heritage among pupils.

The Vital Role of Parent Volunteers in Primary Schools: Enriching Education and the Community

21 May 2024

Parent volunteers in primary schools are vital as they enhance learning experiences and provide support to teachers. Their participation enriches children’s education and strengthens the home-school connection, benefiting the entire community.

Exploring Shakespeare in Primary Education: Medium-Term Plans for Years 1 to 6

9 May 2024

Embark on these medium-term plans on Shakespeare in primary education, offering engaging activities tailored for Years 1 to 6. From A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Macbeth, nurture creativity and a love of literature in young learners.

Ten Activities for Primary School Classrooms for a Fantastic Growth Mindset

7 May 2024

How can a growth mindset improve the attitude and learning of primary-aged children at home and in the classroom? From celebrating mistakes to fostering peer support, we explore the benefits of applying these growth mindset activities.

A Glossary of the Different Types of Schools in the United Kingdom

1 May 2024

Ever get confused with all the different types of schools in the UK? We provide a glossary that explains exactly what these schools are. From free schools and state schools to academies and Montessori, our guide provides clarity on each type of school.

Primary Education Jargon: A Glossary for Parents of All the Terms Used in Schools

26 Apr 2024

Are you a parent and sometimes find yourself confused with all the terms used in a primary school setting? You’re not alone! We have provided a glossary of all the essential terms to help you navigate your way through the school process.

12 Primary Activities and Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day in Your Classroom

22 Apr 2024

How can teachers and educators celebrate Earth Day with their primary classroom? From planting trees and nature walks to a community clean-up, we explore a range of exciting primary activities and ideas for you to do with your class.

Celebrating St. Andrew’s Day: 10 Fun Activities for Primary School Children

19 Apr 2024

Get ready for St. Andrew’s Day with these ten fun primary school activities for children! From Scottish storytelling to Highland games, crafts, cooking, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, explore and learn from.

Ten ‘Creative’ Maths Activities to Explore with Key Stage 2 Children

12 Apr 2024

Discover a realm where KS2 maths meets creativity! From crafting masterpieces to composing symphonies, we explore captivating primary activities that blend maths with the colourful imagination of the primary classroom.

Twelve Ideas and Activities to Celebrate Father’s Day in the Primary Classroom

8 Apr 2024

Celebrate the remarkable paternal figures in your primary classroom with these twelve heartwarming Father’s Day activities. From cooking and collages to interviews and gratitude letters, there’s plenty of ideas for you and your learners to explore.

How to Calm Primary School Children During Angry Outbursts

7 Apr 2024

As primary school teachers, it’s highly likely at some point that we’ll encounter a child in our class who becomes angry very quickly. Here, we looked into the reasons behind children’s anger and explore effective ways to help calm them down.

Ten Effective Tips for Motivating Your Primary School Child to Do Homework

30 Mar 2024

Discover how to motivate your primary school child to do homework with these 10 effective tips. From establishing routines to completing assignments promptly, create a supportive environment for academic success and family enjoyment.

Is it Really Necessary for My Primary-aged Child to Receive Private Tuition?

27 Mar 2024

“Does my primary school child need a private tutor?” It’s a question many parents grapple with as we aim to shed light on this common dilemma, offering insights and guidance to empower parents in making informed decisions about their child’s education.

The Important Role of Teachers’ Unions in Shaping UK Primary Education

26 Mar 2024

Unions are the backbone of support for primary school teachers in the UK, providing advocacy, legal protection, and professional development opportunities essential for empowering educators and improving pupil outcomes.

Ten Simple Pen and Paper Games and Activities that will Educate Today’s Primary School Children

14 Mar 2024

How can pen-and-paper games enhance learning and enjoyment at home and in the primary classroom? From Noughts and Crosses to Doodle Challenge, we explore the timeless appeal and benefits of these classic learning activities.

Ten Meaningful PSHE Questions to Get Primary School Children Thinking and Talking

9 Mar 2024

In primary classrooms, PSHE is like the secret sauce! It’s all about helping children grow into fantastic individuals—teaching life skills and how to be responsible. Check out our ten PSHE questions and activities to get learners thinking outside the box!

Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Young Children | Identifying Signs and Fostering Support

4 Mar 2024

Depression and anxiety affect children at the primary school age, impacting their emotional well-being. Early recognition and support are crucial for addressing mental health challenges, promoting a healthier future for children grappling with these conditions.

Establishing a Bully-free Environment in Primary Schools: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

29 Feb 2024

How can primary schools effectively deal with bullying? From recognising signs and encouraging empathy to implementing clear policies, we discuss ideas that builds a safe, resilient and compassionate learning environment for all children.

Ten Primary Activities to Celebrate St. George’s Day in the Classroom

26 Feb 2024

St. George’s Day celebrations in primary schools offer an immersive journey, blending history, creativity, and culture. From storytelling to culinary exploration, we explore ten primary classroom activities to ensure your learners have fun and are engaged.

Now is the Time! Ten Classroom Activities and Ideas to Help Children Learn to Tell the Time

22 Feb 2024

Young primary school learners face a number of challenging mathematical concepts when learning to tell the time and deciphering the clock face. We provide ten enjoyable activities to help children overcome the complexities of telling the time.

Sparking Creativity in KS1: Twelve Writing Activities for Primary Children in Year 1 and Year 2

19 Feb 2024

Discover the joy of nurturing young minds in Key Stage 1 with these twelve wonderful writing activities. Explore how these creative exercises in Years 1 and 2 can help inspire a love for the English language, grow children’s range of vocabulary and enhance their imagination.

Ten Tips for Primary School Teachers Facing Ofsted Lesson Observations

15 Feb 2024

How can primary teachers navigate the brief scrutiny of an Ofsted lesson observation while embracing continuous growth in their dynamic classrooms? Explore our tips for facing Ofsted observations, and understanding it’s just a “snapshot”.

A Guide for Primary School Teachers on Building a Positive Classroom Environment

12 Feb 2024

Crafting a positive primary classroom involves resourceful teaching, lively activities, and school-wide teamwork. Beyond just behaviour, it’s a journey that shapes a vibrant learning experience for our learners. So how can we make every day a positive memory?

Ten Delightful Activities and Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Primary School Children

7 Feb 2024

Embrace the celebration of our maternal superheroes in your primary classroom with these fifteen fantastic Mother’s Day activities and ideas. Witness your learners excel and learn about Mother’s Day as they participate in a range of activities.

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