Archive for March 9th, 2007
A really fun day at St Roberts Catholic School, Aberkenfig, Bridgend, South Wales, today.
This is a school that “glows”: The children arrived into the class with huge, warm and friendly smiles, completely un-thrown by the many adults sat around the edge of the class observing the lessons. They responded in an equally impressive fashion, writing at pace and in notably neat, and increasingly imaginative ways. We explored many ways of developing their writing, including simile (cyffelybiaeth) and metaphor (trosiad)
I loved the carefully restored old school desks. These are reserved as a privilege of being in year six.
I enjoy (Dw i’n mwynhau) this kind of day: a mixture of presentation, lessons and discussion with colleagues. I would hardly call this “going to work” (mynd i’r gwaith) as I, too, learn a lot from the process.
Llongyfarchiadau (congratulations) to Mrs Took, the staff and children of St Roberts and the visiting teachers, for a thoroughly rewarding visit.
Diolch yn fawr
Pob dymuniad da!
Mae’n braf i’ch gweld chi (It was nice to meet you)
Impressed? Well here are a few more versions of that last phrase:
(I am missing a few recordings (Welsh being one of them, sadly) so would welcome any more help in trying to make the remaining few)
Thank you to Jerry, Ahmul, and Jeroel for your contributions already!
The power of Audacity! – the best FREE audio recorder. Well, except for one…
Click the links to hear how it should sound:
Thank you too, to travlang.com
* A sheep has eaten my sandwiches!
Thank you for such a fantastic day! My colleagues and I have gained so much from watching you in action today. The pupils had a great time and the quality of their written work was brilliant.
I really feel that this day, followed on well from the initial training I had at Bryngarw. I was able to see what you were talking about on that day, in action, and identify ways in which this “game” can be presented and used with the children. For me, it is much more important to actually see you demonstrating a session, than to just listen to how you would carry out a lesson with pupils. I was able to see how you would deal with any issues that arose and how you further develop pupils work. Today, I was able to see how this would link in with other areas of the curriculum, as well as cluster projects such as the Hull Talk Project. This, I feel is essential, as it ensures that it is not felt as an “add on” or an extra thing to do. It can be incorporated into what is already taking place in our schools.
I hope you have a good weekend. Thanks again,