Abingdon Primary School, Middlesbrough ~ Day 2

| October 3, 2014 | 2 Comments 

Abingdon Primary

abingdon-primaryFollowing yesterday’s day with the pupils and colleagues of Abingdon Primary School, today an INSET Day  working alongside the adults from across the school

Another big thank you to Adam Cooper, Deputy Head Teacher, and headteacher Andrea Williams.


We had a look, today, at some of the other forms including journalistic writing, holiday brochures and informative texts, instructions and explanations, poetry, interviews, and so much more.

We find that, if we get stuck when playing one of the games, we (rather too quickly) resort to using a “Walkthrough” to help. Walkthroughs are clear instructions as to what to do in a particluar location. For example: “Walk down the set of steps. Turn left. Pull the lever. Get the steam to come out of the second tube.” …and so on.

Walkthroughs are incredibly useful but can also spoil half of your fun. You tend to “walk” at such a pace that you miss half of the incredible scenery surrounding you. Having a go at solving some of the problems can also be incredibly rewarding and satisfying.

However, at times, walkthroughs can be essential for those of us who want to head off somewhere else or are getting frustrated by fiddling with a particularly difficult piece of machinery. The best walkthroughs contain “Spoiler Alerts”. In other words, they let you know you might be about to read something that’ll spoil a surprise around the next corner.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Kelly says:

    Wow! I think wow says it all. Truly inspiring, the passion that filled the room was mesmerising!

    I said it on Friday and I mean it, you have given me back my passion and enthusiasm to continue with the most challenging task of engaging and inspiring young minds to achieve their full potential. I may not always stay in teaching but you have made me realise that I chose this job for a reason and I’m not ready to leave it!

    I really look forward to moving forward with the skills and set of tools that you have equipped me with! Thank you both so much!

  2. Liz M says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the two days – there was so much to take in, but I have taken away so much too. There are lots of apps and websites I will find useful. I especially enjoyed using the Myst game and can see so many uses of it in my teaching from literacy, to science and even PSHE. Thank you for making it an entertaining and useful experience.

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