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It’s about time…

Most of you reading this post will know a genius, I know a few but possibly the most talented of all goes by the name Simon Haughton. Simon is a remarkable human being! Not only does he work so hard at his school (Parkfield Primary School in Rochdale – UK) but when he goes home, […]

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A Whole School Writing Project…

I love getting pupils excited about writing. Possibly the best writing project I have done to date has been the latest – Pandora. I borrowed the setting from the world’s most successful film (Avatar) and based 3 weeks writing around it. The results were brilliant and can be seen here: Pandora Blog – It needed […]

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Feedback is a gift…

Sometimes feedback is hard to take! When it is, Clive Taylor (a hero of mine) once told me that ‘Feedback is a gift!’ Take it on the chin, reflect and change if needed. Well, I got some feedback today, as did my pupils about our recent seminar at BETT 2011 via email. and I just […]

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The day the nation took notice of Primary Blogging!

Firstly, I must apologise for the rushed nature if this post! It’s Valentine’s Day and there’s only so long I can pretend to be sitting on the toilet! Today was a very important day for so many reasons! To think that just over 14 months ago, Heathfield didn’t have any blogs is virtually unbelievable. Those […]

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My afternoon in Reception/EYFS

It’s not often I get asked to teach in Reception Class. There may be a very good reason why too! However, on Wednesday afternoon I got the pleasure of teaching our little gems for a full afternoon. The planning was done and I had a Learning Assistant who was working on creating a magic carpet, […]

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A new project for Thomas and Liam…

After the huge success of Thomas and Liam’s discussion… Listen! about improving their writing and the level of praise that came in through their blog and through Twitter. I’ve decided to ask both Thomas and Liam to hold more discussions! I think they have a fantastic style that would come across very well discussing current […]

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Could my Nephew (11 years old) be the next…

I’ve always known that Nathan (my 11 year old Nephew) had a√ā¬†entrepreneurial streak in him and I have put a link to his latest venture on my blog before but yesterday, I received an email form him containing this letter: He was asked by his Headteacher to talk to the Year 3 pupils at his […]

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