The doors idea seems to have really caught some people’s imaginations as I have a had quite a few emails from teachers over the last few weeks. It was also very good timing for those who had to inflict SATs on their Year 6s!
Luke, from Bryncethin Primary in Bridgend, Wales, was one of the lucky ones who didn’t have to go through that process but I appreciate the link he sent, to some of the work his children have been doing:
“Hi Tim, I sent you a mail a few months ago congratulating you on your work, and how I enjoyed your seminar in Bryngarw (I was the big guy who helped instal the Myst discs.) I have been using your strategies to great effect, and they have definitely improved writing and the willingness to write. I have a lovely display, I’ll send a picture to you. I have also used the multimedia images of doors to great effect, some results can be seen on our website: Bryncethin Primary
I have shared the techniques with other staff and also Welsh Assembly, which will be published in a forthcoming document. I would very much like to meet again and ‘pick’ your brains about some other ideas when you are around.
Kind regards, and Thanks again
Thanks Luke and well done to you and your class!
Also had a good long chat with Paul Hutton, the Primary Teaching and Learning Consultant from Luton, about all of the exciting work they have been doing with Exile. Watch this space!
Keep coming with your ideas and examples of some of the great work you have been doing.
Category: 4) Well Done!