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Creative Classrooms: Prep Ideas We Love This September

As the summer began to draw to a close this year, we noticed that Twitter became more and more alive after a few quiet weeks. Teachers from around the world have been sharing pictures of their classrooms prior to welcoming students back, and we can’t lie – we’re a bit obsessed with browsing these inspiring ideas.

Although most schools will already be back for the Autumn term now, it’s not too late to squeeze in a little bit of classroom creativity; perhaps some of these wonderful ideas will give you food for thought come half term.

 

Harnessing hashtag power

Miss D on Twitter has used one of the most recognisable social signals in today’s world – the hashtag – to engage her pupils. #LoveToRead is an active hashtag on Twitter and provides lots of inspiration for readers of all ages, so this classroom will never be short of new ideas and discussion topics. Social media has become a powerful tool for the sharing of inspiration – #PrimaryRocks is another example of this in action.

 

A canvas for the year ahead

Geography teacher Jess has laid the foundations for a newsworthy year; by not completely filling in the space for ‘Geography in the News‘, there is plenty of scope for developing stories as the year progresses, which is great for topical talking points.

 

A little bit of magic

Even though Harry Potter has been around for 20 years now, it’s still one of the most popular and recognisable stories – not just in the UK, but globally. New generations of children continue to be introduced to Rowling’s magical world and we think the idea of incorporating this into classroom decor is a wonderful way to keep the magic going. This fantastic post from teacher Laura uses beautifully crafted signs for a reading area, complete with mischievous notice from the house elves (or lack thereof, as it were!)

 

Even more magic!

Another Harry Potter themed classroom – English teacher Alice has used quotes on posters directly from the books to highlight different aspects of the English language. It’s likely to be the case that more pupils have read this series than some of the classics, so making it relevant is a surefire way to grab their attention and engage them. Plus, the typography and design is beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over to you…

What prep ideas have you seen that have inspired you? We’d love to take a peek inside more classrooms as the school year progresses!