Thanet 2 Day 2: Newlands Primary School, Kent

| January 25, 2010 | 2 Comments 

Today, we were lucky enough to be back working alongside staff and children at Newlands Primary, Ramsgate, Thanet in Kent, joined by colleagues from Priory Infants, Chilton Primary, Newington Primary, Upton Juniors, Ellington Infants, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Dame Janet Infants, Christ Church C of E Junior, St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary, Bromstone Primary, St Mildred’s Infants, and Dame Janet Junior.

There is a lovely atmosphere in the school. Each class is named after an animal: Reception – Lemurs and Meerkats, Year 1 – Badgers and Squirrels, Year 2 – Giraffes and Lions, Year 3 – Elephants and Tigers, Year 4 – Leopards and Zebras, Year 5 – Koalas and Pandas, Year 6 – Dolphins, Otters and Seals.

Thank you to Marie Knight and colleagues for a really enjoyable first day in school. Back tomorrow for more fun.

The Port of Ramsgate is an incredibly busy one, and Ramsgate Harbour is a bustling place too.
Two thousand years ago Thanet was cut off from the mainland by the Wantsum, a river or arm or sea stretching from the Thames estuary, near Reculver on the north, to Pegwell Bay on the east, and probably a mile or two wide.  
At the east end of the Wantsum the Romans created a haven (safe area) for their ships, protected from the sea by a growing bank of shingle, and at Richborough (Rutupiae) they constructed a fortress. (Thank you to our friend Mandy Barrow and the Woodlands Junior School site for this information).
You can find out a lot of information, if you would like to visit Thanet today, through the Visit Thanet website. A few famous folk have lived, or do live, in the Thanet area.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Rachael Stapylto-Able says:

    Was lucky enough to see Tim in action actually teaching a group of year 3 and year 1 children. Came away full of ideas which I was able to share with the rest of the staff. Was really useful watching Tim teach over two different key stages and seeing how he adapted using ‘Myst’ for two very different levels of ability.
    Really liked the way that teaching was broken up into bite sized chunks and the way that sentence and word level work was embedded into the teaching sequence. Liked also the way that Tim related to the younger pupils by creating links to familiar stories and nursery rhymes.
    Have pinched a lot of Tim’s ideas, just completed an amazing writing session where pupils wrote a creative piece of writing, the power of this writing was quite breath taking! After they had completed their writing they shared their work by one pupil starting to read their writing and other pupils following without any adult direction.
    My English teaching and the writing skills of the children has been significantly improved since I have adopted Tim’s approach. Would recommend Tim’s techniques and resources to all.

  2. blog says:

    Thank you for these thoughtful comments Rachael. I am glad that you have found some of the things we did, useful. Keep up the creativity. Tim 🙂

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