Our previous visit to work with students from Trinity University College was, sadly, cut short due to the snow last November. However, this has resulted in the opportunity for us to make a return visit, in order to complete the event, this time to spend the morning at West End Lane Primary, Horsforth.
This day, again, is planned to enable trainees to observe us working with children, enable discussion and questions and give the trainees and their school partners opportunity to listen to, and experience how ICT can enhance and inspire teaching and learning. It started with 60+ Y2 and Y3 pupils with their teachers and visiting student teachers in the hall, followed by 60+ Y4 and Y5’s.
A quick car ride up to Trinity University College, and an afternoon session with the trainees, reflecting on the morning’s lessons and so much more.
In a final session, we went even further, joined by teachers from around the area.
Thanks too, to Graham Jarvis, , Lecturer at Leeds Trinity Universtiy College, for his organisation, and generous hosting, of our visit.
We made it, at last, and for us, it was well worth waiting for.
Well done all!
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for your work with our children this morning. You really are an inspiration, as you make writing so much fun! Your ability to motivate even the least able children to pick up a pencil and write really is a pleasure to watch. I loved the way that you took the fear out of writing with comments such as:
‘Don’t let the world miss out on your fantastic ideas, because you’re not sure of something as daft as the spelling!
‘If you like an idea of mine, just STEAL it!’
In such a ‘safe’ atmosphere who wouldn’t become a writer?
The fact that all the children were ‘itching’ to put pencil to paper before you’d finished speaking really showed how much they were enjoying the session.
The imaginative ideas and high levels of sophistication that you were able to elicit from all the children were amazing, with even struggling boys proudly reading out the complex sentences, metaphors and similes that they had been inspired to write.
Teachers like you are every literacy co-ordinator’s dream!!
Feel free to come back to our school, whenever you want to… the door is ALWAYS open.
Literacy Co-ordinator/Assistant Head
West End Primary School
Category: 1) Events and Training days