It’s easy to get stuck in a rut sometimes, teaching the same lessons time and time again.
Here, three primary teachers from around the country talk about one of their favourite ever lessons. If you’re feeling inspired, hit ‘Download’ above to get free PDF lesson plans for each of the lessons talked about.
EYFS science lesson: the mystery egg
Help EYFS children to develop a variety of skills, including listening, speaking and self-regulation, by introducing a mysterious egg to your classroom and using it as a jumping-off point for learning about animals that lay eggs.
Danielle Sargeant, teacher at Cobholm Primary Academy in Great Yarmouth
KS2 maths lesson: decide, assess, back it up
‘DAB’ (or ‘decide, assess, back it up) is an idea that can be used in a variety of subjects as it supports reasoning and explanations. It’s a scaffolding technique that gives children the confidence to both orally rehearse and evidence their explanation clearly.
Lucie Hoy-Green, teacher at Churchill CEVC Primary in Bristol
Y5/6 RE lesson: ‘I have a dream”
This lesson introduces children to the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. There is a close focus on his famous “I have a dream” speech and time for children to reflect on its meaning and what they dream of for our world today.
Matthew Lane, teacher at Hethersett CEVC Primary in Norwich
Download PDF lesson plans for all 3 lessons by clicking ‘Download’ at the top of this post.