The teaching cup-cake challenge

the teaching cup cake challenge

A short blog in which I offer a cake: fondant ratio as a metaphor for good teaching.

the teaching cup cake challenge

Fairy cakes

Back in the day the sky was more blue, children played out in the street, and small individual sponge-based treats were known as fairy cakes; a nice name evocative of mythical creatures and a sprinkling of magic. Nowadays, the skies are remain blue, children still play out but also have an abundance of electronic distractions; and small cakes are somewhat larger and less imaginatively called cup-cakes. I have nothing against cup-cakes but as a fan of sponge I feel that the cake: fondant ratio of the cup-cake has shifted to the detriment of the core ingredient – cake. There is nothing wrong with fondant topping and I certainly have nothing against the addition of decoration. It’s simply that I prefer the old-fashioned fairy cake balance of mostly cake with a little topping.

Read More

Video from Primary English

Clips from two guided reading sessions in John Shelton Primary School in Coventry. Rachel is using two of the titles from The Mini Tales Pack with a year 5 and year 6 group of children whilst addressing some key reading objectives.

Get in touch

Drop our admin team an email at .

Our Services

School INSET packages | Conferences | Individual teacher support | In-class support
Primary English Courses – Now Booking