A rather exciting project to celebrate the beginning of term is to get the children to use clay… I have posted a lesson plan on the TES resource site: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/start-of-term-fun-creative-writing-art-and-design-activity-using-weaving-and-clay-11340598 Don’t Worry Spratly ideas This project continues to be an immersion of firsts… I have tried to hide my embarrassment (and that of my children
Why is the beginning of the first term always so busy? The Art room always has so many projects to get going at the beginning of term. This year is no exception… by the end of the first week you feel like you’ve never been away! We have got some really exciting projects on going
Visiting the UK and introducing the book England & Scotland – July & August 2017 It’s been an interesting summer; trying to balance the entertainment of my own children with the practical and challenging aspects of introducing Don’t Worry, Spratly! to as wide an audience as possible. I was lucky to do two book
I had a lovely afternoon visiting the Year 2 children at Tenterden Infants school. I read Don’t Worry, Spratly! to the children, answered lots of questions about the writing process and then the children split into smaller groups for circle time. Using the book we discussed issues such as: * Think back to your first
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Fifty packets were delivered today (yes 50!) each containing 30 books. I’m so pleased with the end result and can’t quite believe it! Very exciting…
Today was exciting because the Spratly stickers and the pop-up poster arrived. Wednesday is the first day for sales, I have no idea how it will go but I have received positive feedback from everyone so far (including the best critics – children!) Tomorrow the picture books will be delivered in the afternoon. I can’t
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A bit about me – I am a Primary teacher, I taught in rural Kent, England for six years and absolutely loved it before being torn away, turned into a trailing spouse and whisked off to Singapore with my husband and very young daughter. Fourteen years later, we now have a gorgeous family of three
An early start and a visit to the printers. I felt really nervous this morning, but it soon turned to awe- these machines are as big as a garage and it was simply amazing to watch the process. I collected as many materials and took as many photographs as I could so that I could