Great to spend a day with the children and staff at Llanishen Fach Primary School, South Wales, and looking at ways to engage and inspire literacy skills through analogue and digital means, a day of lessons and a chance to pick it apart with the teachers.
What a delightful, and special school Llanishen is. Colour abounds. Right the way from the school logo, to the corridor walls, and classroom displays, there are illustrations, art work and and life everywhere. Reading dens spring up in almost every corner. Two lads, sat listening to music, each with a book, here. A pirate ship, with inviting treasure cushions, there.
The morning was spent with 60 plus Year 3′s and Year 4′s, then a quick break and we had the same number of Year 1′s and Year 2′s, together with their teachers and visitors.
The children were a credit to themsleves, their innovative teachers, and the school; a delight to spend time with children and colleagues who are up for a laugh but also up for challenging themselves and supporting each other. Their minds were full of imaginative invention. A sense of team and humour, came across, strongly, as they sat side by side, talked, shared, discussed and wrote.
The afternoon saw the Year 5 pupils stretching themselves to lofty heights with ease. Stunning speaking and listening, cherishing each others ideas & producing some inventive, original & entertaining pieces of descriptive & poetic prose.
A huge THANK YOU to Sarah Coombes, headteacher, and her deputy Giles Parker and the rest of the staff, especially Mark Barrett, Learning Technologies Leader. We are very much looking forward to our return visit in September., when we will be working alongside the staff here today, & from Radyr Primary, to take things even further.
Here, you can find out about some of the things we get up to, in our travels, working alongside schools, teachers, & children of all ages, from across the globe.
As well as our events, we like to share interesting, and more often than not, FREE tools, resources and ideas, some old, some new, and we hope you might find something useful. We'd love your thoughts. Tim & Sarah
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