One of the joys of my job (there are many) is that no two days are ever the same and I am afforded a great deal of variation in what I do. This week is a very good example and we are only at Wednesday evening!
Yesterday I worked with a fantastic group of children in Year 7 at St Laurence school in an after school club. Making the most of a super opportunity for developing cross-school collaboration, I was able to share the success that we have experienced with blogging with 24 children who were all new to the idea of an online audience and very keen, having volunteered to come along to find out more. Their blog is growing by the day, so please do check it out – y7stlaurence.schoolblogs.org It has already received visitors from around the world and they took time to comment on some of our children’s work too. As a cluster of schools we are always looking to share expertise and this is one example of it in action. I do hope that they enjoy it as much as our children do – I am still astounded by the online presence and audience that we have established.
So, on to today and I had the joy of being outside at lunchtime when our PlayPod was in full swing. It really does give a wonderful dimension to children’s play and the ideas that the children had for using the materials were amazing, Please come along this Friday at 2.30pm for the official opening and get involved with some play – you are most welcome! Then this afternoon I was back in the classroom and enjoying teaching Thistle and Clover class, who were all programming and working very hard. Already I can see such progress in the children’s computing skills and it is what makes the job so rewarding. Here are a few photos of this afternoon’s session and a reminder of what a diverse and enjoyable job I have.