Sometimes, we have to ignore the but…

In school, whenever you think you've done well, there is always a but, a could have done that better, if only I'd done that instead. But every now and again, if only for a day, it's really important to just stop at didn't I do a good job! This week, that happened. It was Thursday, … Continue reading Sometimes, we have to ignore the but…

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The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

Matthew is terrified of germs. They creep over your skin, crawl into your mouth and make you ill. Then you pass them on to other people and they get ill. And that can't happen. So Matthew cleans. He washes himself constantly, and keeps his bedroom spotless, and stays indoors so the germs can't reach him. … Continue reading The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

My bookshelf backfired spectacularly, and I need to fix it, fast.

Picture the scene: it's 9am on a Thursday morning, the Year 5s are sat with their Reading Buddies talking about what they're currently reading. The room is buzzing, some children are smiling or laughing, others look intense, speaking in hushed tones, a few are gesturing wildly. They are all on task, showing the range of … Continue reading My bookshelf backfired spectacularly, and I need to fix it, fast.