Wawne Primary School, Hull

| September 6, 2010 | 7 Comments 

A glorious sunny day and we are back up in the beautiful north east of England at Wawne Primary School, in Hull for the first of our 2 day visit, joined by colleagues from the neighbouring schools of  Nafferton Primary School, Stamford Bridge Primary School, Bishop Wilton C of E Primary School, Martongate Primary School and Thanet Primary School.

Phil Sainter, the headteacher of Wawne Primary, on his school website, writes this:

Wawne Primary School has strong community values both within the school and the community it serves. We aspire to grow children so they become good communicators, literate, numerate, confident users of ICT and most importantly develop a ‘can do’ attitude to life. When our children leave us they will have good social values, be citizens who contribute to the wealth of the country and have a good sense of humour.

And … that is exactly what the school is about. Humour, creative learning and imagination abound. Phil has been visionary enough to organise a two day training / demo lesson session right at the beginning of the school year. So, we are back tomorrow, first day of term for the children, and we’ll be off exploring the world of words, and more.
Thank you all, for a laughter filled, enjoyable day of challenges and creativity.

Angela Tresh, kindly shared her throughts on today’s event:

Tim and Sarah have been invited to Wawne Primary School as a result of Tim’s key note speech at Bridlington ICT conference last year.

The hints and tips I picked up just in that 1 hour were so invaluable I knew that a whole training day would be fabulous… and I was right! The staff are sat around me soaking up the techno tips and ideas like sponges (similies!!) and I just know they’ll be going home buzzing to try them out.

Colleagues were commenting at lunch about how games are a great way into Literacy, inspiring the reluctant writers and challanging the gifted!

I have found the PowerPoint (multimodal) idea to be really useful and ideas that really work in a class with 30 children are always welcome!!

All the Web2 links make lessons so much more captivating and exciting to teach, I try to incorporate a new one each half term… the “pool of knowledge” soons adds up and the children become proficient with the new skills too.

Even techno-phobes have picked up new skills today and Tim’s exciting delivery style has ensured that training days will never be the same again!

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Karen Drury says:

    Just wanted to say a big thanks for the session today which was informative and fun. I can’t wait to start using what I’ve learned with the children! Just hoping I don’t get addicted to Myst or Twitter!!

  2. elaine hatton says:

    an excellent day, fantastic inspiration, a wonderful way to start the new school year – a wealth of creative ideas, many thanks.

  3. Nicola Hedges says:

    Many thanks to Phil Sainter and his staff for being so welcoming to us. Spending a day learning about ICT and language with Tim was fantastic. I’ve a long list of things I want to try with my class back at Bishop Wilton. Now I’m really excited about seeing Tim leading the children in the activities tomorrow.

  4. Corie Dales says:

    A truly inspirational couple of days!!!! You offered us so much I don’t know what to try first! I loved the fact that you adapted many ideas to suit the Foundation Stage……we sometimes feel a bit left out 🙁 but you had thought of everything. Thank you.

  5. Gemma Petch says:

    What can I say: fantastic…inspiring…fabulous…can’t wait to get stuck in!!! Many thanks to Tim and Sarah

  6. Angela Thresh says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all your ideas and ethusiasm with us. The children gained so much from your lessons… as did the staff!

  7. Maria Hickman says:

    Enjoyed the day and gained some good ideas to use for role play in the Foundation Stage, Thank you!!

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