14th September 2020
Good evening Class Ten
Just a quick message to say how pleased I am with you already this week.
We have got some really exciting clay work under way, your work on negative numbers today was excellent and the descriptive writing on the Romans is full of exciting word choices (although it will keep me up all night marking!!)
For those of you who at home with colds and other yuckiness, take it easy and get well. If you are able to do anything and feel at a loose end, watch the Horrible Histories episode on Boudicca, which can be found on iPlayer. I also strongly urge all of you to watch the Extinction programme with David Attenborough. Although it deals with some pretty upsetting issues, it made me really satisfied that every expert on there was saying the things we looked at least term. I can fully imagine my old class shouting at the TV last night:
"We learned about that last year!"
We are starting to get into the juicy bit of our class text, 'The Boy at the Back of the Class.' Make sure you are in school if you want to see a grown man cry, because this book gets me (like so many great books do) every time I read aloud.)
Looking forward to seeing you in the morning, ready to learn with your open minds and hearts.
6th September. 2020
Thank you so much for the way you came back to school last week. Your attitude and commitment to learning was spot on and I really enjoyed how you showed care and respect for each other too. I've got a good feeling about this year!
Just a reminder that Monday is PE day so please arrive tomorrow ready for action. We will be doing Hockey, which I love to teach and should be terrific fun. I recall a few of you have represented school at hockey already. Am I imagining Alfie and Nate playing in the team? Let me know.
See you tomorrow.
Monday 31st August 2020
Good morning everyone and I hope you're having a lovely Bank Holiday.
This is just a quick message to wish all of the wonderful people from last year's class all the luck in the world with new schools and teachers. This is where it gets truly interesting and your futures will begin to take shape. Make the most of every minute and I'll look out of for stories of your achievements.
To my new class: I am very excited to have you all together, but, like you, I need to get going again and it feels a little daunting, even for me! So we'll meet up on Thursday outside school and then take everything one step at a time. Bring some trainers to do a few exercises outside and then we'll quickly realise that the new year has begun. It's still very uncertain so I'll look after you and you can look after me, by working hard and doing your best.
I've got some brilliant books to share with you so that we start to feel unified and like a class. The classroom is looking nice and tidy, ready for loads of good learning. It's a bit soul-less without you though.
That's it for me now because the sun is shining and I need to get out there and kick a ball.
See you very soon,
PS .To Jack Pinder: My favourite football team had a player with the same name as you, although it was a long time ago. You realise this means that I will already look upon you as a legend, right?
Just to reiterate, the code is :
I know some of you have found it tricky but there are others who have joined within the last hour so i know it's still working.