I am a Year 6 Teacher and English lead teaching in a Catholic Primary in South Yorkshire. This is my fourth year of teaching and I have always worked in Upper Key Stage 2. Outside of English, my teaching interests lie within behaviour management, wellbeing and SEMH and reading for pleasure.
I moved schools this year, and was told the class I would be teaching were challenging. It is only after eight weeks that I’m beginning to understand their very complex and significant social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) and behavioural needs. I have by no means ‘cracked’ them, and each week is like a rollercoaster. However, I’m here today to report back on some definite dos and don’ts I’ve learned.