This week has been like none other in my teaching practice. We have really tried to use the power of the World Wide Web to open up our classroom. From engaging with Mark Grist on our Stay-in-School trip (I’m working on the name) to being challenged by Steven Butler and Steven Lenton to create a monster, we truly have expanded our bubble as much as possible without leaving the classroom!

On Monday, we had the most inspiring Zoom session with Mark Grist. We explored originality and it’s importance for a writer as well as enjoying Mark’s back catalogue of poems. It captured the kids imaginations and they are now all desperate to write!  

Later in the week the author of the thoroughly entertaining book, ‘The Nothing to see Here Hotel’, Steven Butler and it’s illustrator Steven Lenton challenged us to create a monster that would stay in their hotel.  The kids dove into the depths of their imaginations to create the most weird and wonderful creatures. 

Through the power of YouTube we were also able to take part in a global CAFOD harvest assembly which brought to the children’s attention the importance of generosity even in these difficult times. Also part of our Harvest was our donations to Street Life, a local charity supporting the homeless people of Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. It was then amazing to see the donations brought in by the class!

Have an amazing weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!