Special books

February 13th, 2013

A lot of you wanted to talk about your special books after my assembly yesterday.


What books do you think are special? Why?



As I said in the assembly, I like’ Voices in the Park’ because Anthony Browne wrote it, and the particular copy I have was given to me by a child in another school I worked in.

The school environment

February 13th, 2013

How do you think we could improve the school environment? What could we all do? What could you do individually? Do you have any suggestions about what you would like to see improve around school?

Post your comments below, and we can talk about them !

I asked some of the Year 6’s this morning, to take responsibility for the litter around school – but that is something we could all lend a hand with. There are plenty of bins around – drop your snack wrapper there, not on the floor.,

Hmm…what’s this??

January 21st, 2013

Thought some of you might need this…….

vignere square


Key word: snow

Stormbreaker has arrived in Y6!

January 8th, 2013

6K and 6G kicked off a term of spy related activities yesterday by decoding lots of messages around school and undertaking a secret mission to find their spying team. I was very impressed at how 6K stuck at working out the codes, at how determined they were, and at how they interacted with each other and with all the activites of the day. The decoding of the text features in the afternoon really impressed me, and also how the classs remembered them this morning! Keep up the hard work 6K!

Year 6 poetry

November 15th, 2012

Thank you to 6H with whom I had a wonderful literacy lesson this morning!

We looked at all sorts of doorways and worked together to ask questions about them. The children did not realise that actually they were creating poems!

Look at this one that the class created:


Is it a path of enlightenment?

Do crafty secrets sneak down this passage?

Is fear on the other side?

Does gloominess or hell lurk behind it?

Are sinister forces guarding its’ rear?

Is it the archway between worlds?

Could it be a vortex of power or the entrance to a dark dismal cellar?

What is behind the closed door?


There was also this limerick,

There was a strange door painted green,

Behind which we think could be seen,

A garden, a rose,

A castle, a nose

Of a dragon, being quite mean.


WOW! Very impressed Year 6. The children then wrote their own poems about different doorways. They had to choose their own type of poem, (we discussed haiku, kennings, blank verse, prose, limericks, acrostic poems) and write an imaginative and descriptive, non- boring poem. You will be able to read some of their poems in the comments.

Open Day

November 5th, 2012

What an exciting day it has been today in school.

Lots of parents have visited and worked with their children all through the day.

Some were even very brave and stayed for lunch! Hot dogs all round. I have met many parents who were impressed by what they saw.

Did anyone come and really enjoy it? Did anyone do anything special with their child, or with their mummy, daddy, grandma, grandpa or carer that they are bursting to tell everyone about?

Y2G had an even more exciting da,y as they visited the Apple Store at Meadowhall this morning.


October 31st, 2012

I have just got back home from the Halloween disco and can I say how impressed I was with all the wonderful costumes! Everyone looked very scary, but I think perhaps the scariest of all to some was my friend, the clown! Well done to him.

Has anyone done anything different for Halloween?

My first post

October 31st, 2012

Welcome back, all!

I’ve been looking around school at all the exciting things happening in classrooms. There are some fantastic ideas to get you thinking about your topic – my favourite is the volcano in F2!

What is it about your classroom that makes you excited to go into it?

And here are the photos of FS and KS1 classrooms…which is your favourite?

FS and KS1 rooms on PhotoPeach

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