Brittons School and Technology College, Havering

| November 2, 2010 | 0 Comments 

Great to be invited, by Penny Patterson, Senior Inspector ICT Futures of Havering Inspection and Advisory Services, to do some demonstration lessons and teacher workshops at Brittons School and Technology College, Havering.

Thank you to Penny for recording her thoughts on the day:

Today we are at the first of two workshops in the London Borough of Havering, it’s Tuesday so it must be Brittons School and Technology College.

Brittons had hoped to be a BSF school, but this was not to be, they are however finding new ways learn and better ways to learn. Pupils and teachers spent the day finding out how they can ask and answer good questions; use their voices, their faces and their bodies talk about their ideas and thoughts. They encouraged each other to be brave, adventurous. Was it good? No…………it was brilliant.

From dreary east London we went to a fantastic landscape –the deserted playground of a lottery winner? Was there a secret yellow pipe in the ice cold water? Were the rocks not rocks but hard scaly skin?
We had brilliant contributions from the year 7s, the teachers were thoughtful, even when the room was silent we could hear our ideas taking shape.

We know that good writing is a balance – quantity and quality – sprinkled with similes, metaphors, paragraphs, commas and lots of other top (posh) techniques.

We know that good questions can be repeated, but this doesn’t mean saying the same words, it means thinking of a new way of expressing an idea. Sarah let us use her thinking dice.

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What the day wasn’t

….. And then I went home and then I had tea and then I went to bed and it was all a dream. The end.

What the day was

…. as fabulous as a soft white ice cream covered with chocolate sauce and sprinkles, as exciting as the end of a James Bond movie and as useful as a £2 coin you’ve found in the bottom of your pocket when you need to get the bus home.

A big Thank You to Laplace Mugombe, Assistant Principal, for coordinating the day’s event.

We know that good writing is a balance – quantity and quality – sprinkled with similes, metaphors, paragraphs, commas and lots of other top (posh) techniques.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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