The Inspire Federation, Coventry ~ Day 1

| November 28, 2013 | 10 Comments 

The first of two days at Walsgrave Church of England Primary, today with Y6 & Y2 pupils, their teachers & colleagues.

Thank you to Rob Darling, Walsgrave’s Headteacher and Paul Griffin, Head teacher of Clifford Primary for coordinating our two days here with. This day has been a long time in the planning. We are working alongside the schools in The Inspire Federation, today and tomorrow.

Today had an analog emphasis. We set forth, with scribbly sticks, in to the world of words. Joined by 48 Year Six voyagers, we …went virtually nowhere. In a geographical sense that is. In terms of inventiveness, descriptive narrative, and playing with words, we travelled many miles. Our ideas were set free to wander, whilst we stood still, in an intriguing landscape, desperate to move, yet rooted to the spot.

Year Six shared this:

Thank you for taking us under your wings on a wild adventure to the virtual world! We learnt an immense amount through shared laughter and respect. You really helped to clarify the difference between a metaphor and a simile- showing us how they can easily be incorporated in our writing! Mr Walker was inspirational- whether described as a breathing device, snake charmer or musical instrument, he kept us entertained throughout. Stretching our imaginations to a place they have never visited before, your fantasy world and friendly dragonfly helped us write one of the most detailed and adventurous pieces ever!

Thanks again- Year 6!

Well thank YOU year Six. You made the morning very enjoyable. Well done indeed, and thank you for these thoughts.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Year6 Walsgrave Primary School says:

    Thank you for taking us under your wings on a wild adventure to the virtual world! We learnt an immense amount through shared laughter and respect. You really helped to clarify the difference between a metaphor and a simile- showing us how they can easily be incorporated in our writing! Mr Walker was inspirational- whether described as a breathing device, snake charmer or musical instrument, he kept us entertained throughout. Stretching our imaginations to a place they have never visited before, your fantasy world and friendly dragonfly helped us write one of the most detailed and adventurous pieces ever!

    Thanks again- Year 6!

  2. Class 2J says:

    It felt real when we were pretending to climb the plant, we loved seeing the birds and hearing your funny voices. Thank you we all had so much fun, come again soon!

  3. Mr Darling says:

    Great to see the children so enthused today!

  4. Tim says:

    You should be very proud of them. They were stars

  5. Tim says:

    Thank you Year Two
    You were fun to “travel” with
    Enjoy what ever you do next

  6. Tim says:

    Thank YOU year Six – you made the morning VERY enjoyable
    We would love to read about whatever you try next
    Tim and Sarah

  7. Miss Joynson says:

    Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to see my class follow your lead, it was clear that you had them captured and they all had so much fun. I enjoyed the range of activities you used to engage the children and can’t wait to use them in the classroom.

  8. Mr Griffin says:

    Loved seeing the little children and those bigger ones enjoy the learning experiences today!
    Eyes as big as dinner plates were in abundance……already looking forward to things tomorrow.

  9. Tim says:

    Didn’t they do well Paul
    Eyes like manhole covers indeed
    Your staff are up for it on this training day too

  10. Tim says:

    Thank YOU
    Your class were a joy to spend time with
    They were up for challenges, took off and flew
    We really enjoyed our travels
    Keep in touch
    Tim and Sarah

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