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3 days ago
It's windy and 'orrible out there. Only one thing for it - time for your dressing gown!Enjoy 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
I'm becoming the Patron of Reading at LOTS of schools recently, and I'm loving it! Consequently, I've written a new poem about books. Here it is.Oh, and if you're wondering what the sound is in the background, that's our puppy Pebbles chewing on a toy car!!! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Remember the (utterly ridiculous, insanely difficult) SATS reading paper?Well... ... See MoreSee Less
ICT with Mr P - Tech to Raise Standards
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In the last half hour two, of my friends have posted about their worries and anger at their (young) children having pressure of work from school - both in the form of homework and also practise Sats. It's made me think: how much good does all this do? Our school's headteacher pretty much put an end to homework last year and it's made things SO much better for our whole family.Instead, the children are given a big list of projects at the start of a topic and they can choose what they like the look of and which ones to do over the course of a half term or term. It's brilliant! Last year Violet did two PowerPoint presentations off her own back. Mabel created an amazing scented garden from a box. She still has it. I saw it her bedroom tonight!And yet...One of my friends writes...'So sick of homework! My daughter has:*Spellings (some stupid ones)*not one but TWO reading books*a double sided comprehension sheet*10 words to learn *maths and literacy sheets! Every week! Is it just me l?!!!'🤢'Is it just her? I'm willing to bet that it's not! ... See MoreSee Less
My contract for my latest book has arrived!!! And it's got a proper wax seal and everything! Working title of my book...'Never Give Bread To a Duck.'Very exciting! ... See MoreSee Less
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I was back at one of my favourite schools today - High Bank in Liversedge. It was them, remember, for whom we collected all those books earlier in the year. I just LOVE this school. I was reminded once again...