‘I felt a pair of pointy smooth ears/ mittens of fur’

On Tuesday I woke up in a Docklands Travelodge then made my way on the DLR to Star Primary School in Newham for a fantastic day in Year 5 and 6. The kids were focused and lovely, just brimming with ideas.  We made whole class poems called ‘Keeping the Creature’.  The only rule was we could not name the creature! Three different classes created three … Continue reading ‘I felt a pair of pointy smooth ears/ mittens of fur’

Arvon Magic at The Hurst

I’ve just got home from a week tutoring for Arvon at The Hurst, in Shropshire.  My co-tutor was the fantastic Jonny Zucker, and we worked with 16 bright, funny, extraordinary-ordinary children from Year 5 and Year 6 at Hargate Primary in West Bromwich.  The week could not have been what it was without Hargate’s wonderful headteacher Andrew Orgill, and Year 5 class teacher Kirsty Cross, … Continue reading Arvon Magic at The Hurst