Things are winding down here at Classroom Secrets.

This post has been written by Claire Riley

Things are winding down here at Classroom Secrets. We're having our break now so that we can hit the ground running for you in January. We've already uploaded up to week 3 in single age maths and week 2 in mixed age maths. GPS weeks 1 and 2 will be uploaded this coming week (we're not all on holiday yet). We've also been uploading some new SATs style resources and I'll talk about those more in the New Year.

Marj and Emily have added a bunch of our Christmas resources to the email for you this week. One thing I felt so strongly about when I founded Classroom Secrets was engaging content that actually provided learning opportunities. I love our Christmas resources so much, because it's hard to find Christmas resources out there that still have challenge in them and are not over in 3 minutes. So as well as injecting some festive spirit into your lessons, knowing that you are still functioning at high levels despite it being the week before Christmas, you can rest safe knowing you aren't obliterating your printing budget or the environment!

Did you manage to catch our Facebook Live with the first instalment from the Classroom Secrets choir? Skip to 3 minutes 45 seconds if you just want to get to the singing. Emily did an amazing job of pulling it all together!

Congratulations to Lauren who will starting her new role as PA to the Directors in January. We LOVE to see people progress through the company and become knowledgeable in more parts of the business! I, for one, am really looking forward to the help!

We're on skeleton staff in resource creation and proofreading this coming week and from the Friday 21st December at 4:30pm our offices will be closed until Wednesday 2nd January at 8:30am. There'll be no customer service coverage in this time. It's a great opportunity for us to take a proper break and as many of our staff are ex-teachers, I strongly advocate this LIFE/work balance. Should you need us over the Christmas period, please bear this in mind as we'll be spending time with our families but we will get back to you as soon as possible. Hopefully, we've provided everything you need for the first few weeks back and everything will be running smoothly for you.

We're off to see if our eldest will stand still as a star this morning... are you up to anything good?

Love Claire and the team at Classroom Secrets.