Blogging Help Sheets

Brian Harkins has created a helpful website in which there are documents that can be printed for using different apps. Please take a look!


Online Resources!

A few popular resources to embed on your blogs…

Other suggested resources are here with help guides, courtesy of Brian Harkins viaDeputyMitchell and Pete Jeffries

1 – 2 – 3 Comment Rules by Jessie

How to write good comments!

  1. Include something positive about the blog.                                                                                                        For example:  WOW! You did amazing photo frames.
  2. Ask a question.
    For example: Can you make a video of how to make photo frames.
  3. Suggest an improvement.
    For example: Maybe use your imagination more.

Embedding onto your Blog

Embedding is the best way of keeping visitors on your site (without them having to click to go somewhere else), and it gives your blog a really vibrant feel to have lots of different things going on! embed_hero_icon_220_128[1]

Many of the online resources we use (YouTube, PhotoPeach, Padlet, etc.) have easy ’embed’ functions within them to make this quite a quick process. Once you’ve done it on one site, it’s not too bad to find your way round another one.

Finding the ’embed’ link on a resource site

  • The link will usually either be simply called “embed”, “embed within your blog” or is sometimes in the “share” options such as below a YouTube video.
  • You will be given some HTML code which will probably start something like “<iframe=….”
  • Select all of this code (make sure it’s all blue without missing anything at the beginning/end), right click and select copy

Embedding the resource into your blog

  • Within a post on your blog, change from “Visual” to “Text” towards the top-right of your writing window
  • Right click where you want the resource and select paste
  • (If you click “Visual” again it will just show you a grey box – don’t panic! When you publish/preview this it will display properly.)

That’s it!

With Thanks To Mr. Jeffries

Blog Walk

A way to understand how to blog superbly is to wander around other school blogs. Off you go!

Whole School Blog Sites – Search for your year groups within the site
Oxford Road Community Primary Blogs in Reading
Lowerplace Blogs in Rochdale
Hopwood Primary Blogs in Heywood
St. Joseph’s Blogs in Derby: Mr. Connor’s Blog Y5/6
Claremont Primary Blogs in Blackpool
Russell Scott Primary Blogs in Manchester: Early Years and Y1
Mersey Primary Academy Blogs in Hull
Leamore Primary Blogs in Walsall
Boughton Leigh Junior School in Rugby
Hillmorton Primary School in Rugby
St Maries Primary School in Rugby
St Matthew’s Primary in Rugby
Long Lawford Primary School in Rugby

Class Blogs
EYFS Blog at Russell Scott Primary in Manchester
EYFS Blog at St. Joseph’s in Derby
Nursery Blog at Moorside Primary in Salford
Nursery Blog at Eastfields School in Northamptonshire
Mrs Warner’s EYFS Blog 
Cherise Duxbury’s Year 6 Blog at St. Mary’s Primary in Bolton
Mr. Webb’s Class Blog from New Zealand
Merrydale Primary Blog in Leicester
UKS2 Blog Pewithall Junior School in Liverpool
Hall Park Primary School Blog in Lytham
Miss Niamh’s Class Blog in Australia
@GazNeedle’s Year 2 Class Blog
Grange Primary Blog in Liverpool
Owls Class Blog (Year 5)
Class 6T Blog at Tanfleids in Durham
Riders Primary School 100 Word Challenge Blog in Hampshire
Class 5 Blog at Southbourne Primary School in London
A Year 5 Class Blog in Cardiff
Year 4 Vale Class Blog in West Sussex
Clover Class Blog at Westwood School in Wiltshire
Lotus Class Blog at Westwood School in Wiltshire
Orchid Class Blog at Westwood School in Wiltshire
Room2adventures blog – A class of Year 4 children from New Zealand
Mr Sale’s Class Blog in Blackpool
Bidston Avenue Year 4 Blogs Mr Banks Class
Bidston Avenue Year 4 Blogs Mrs Birch Class
Class Blogs at St. Mary’s Primary in Essex near London
A new class blog from Mr. Baker’s Class
Mr Addison’s Class Blog in Hampshire.
Halswell Year 4 class blog in Christchurch New Zealand
Year 5 at St. Joseph’s School – Mr. Connor’s Class blog
Year 4 at Springston School in New Zealand


With Thanks to David Mitchell

Hello world!

Welcome to St Peter and St Pauls. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

A few quick tips before you delete this automated blog post:

  • Make sure your first post is an exciting and engaging one!
  • Ask your children what they think of the blog and what they would like to see on it. Act on their recommendations.
  • Make sure your blog demonstrates to your children how much you personally love learning. Your example will be powerful.
  • Celebrate your children’s achievements and consider them the primary audience for this blog.
  • Use hyperlinks to connect your children with content from other classes around your school, other websites and other schools around the globe.

Commit these tips to memory and then delete them. They will self-destruct anyway if this blog exhibits any signs of being boring.

This blog will be what you make it. Enjoy!