Thursday 24 January 2013


Still cold, still some snow on the ground, still very grateful for the central heating!  Yesterday morning I went out to talk to S, the ground manager, who was scraping the bottom playground, and it started to show.  Eeeeek.  Fortunately, it came to nothing.  There was a bit of a thaw and the side roads are increasingly clear now, but one still has to go very carefully.

Yesterday there was an observation, a meeting, PPA, a mentor meeting, a staff meeting . . . I am all meetinged out, that's for sure.  Today it's a full day with my class except that my student has them for almost the whole day.  And guess what - I have another meeting after school, yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

The Big Write has landed (most teacher will know what I mean)  We have managed to avoid the Big Write, the latest 'this will change you life' sensation to hit primary schools.  Until now.  Staff meeting was about the Big  Write.  You will probably hear more about it when I've got my head round it all.  It seems to be something (again) that was devised for older pupils and dumped on the littlies without much consideration for the fact that their needs and ways of working are very different!  We will adapt, we always do, and this is no exception.  I will let you know in due course.

We have been 'doing' houses this term.  We started off with teaching them about detached, semi-detached, etc.  This was overheard in the street.

Little boy:    Mummy, that's a detached house.
Mummy:      So it is!
L B             And that's a semi-detached house.
M:               Yes, that's right.
LB.              And down there is some ter - terra - terrorists houses
M:                Oh, yes.  (can't blame her for not listening properly really)!

Ah well, two out of three isn't so bad.

Last Sunday morning.

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