Deanshanger Primary School, Milton Keynes. 14/03/2016

Deanshanger primary school sits in the center of Deanshanger village, Milton Keynes. In such an idyllic rural setting, I felt as if I had walked onto the set of Emerdale. I had  fantastic day with everyone.

well done chaps

clarendon junior school wiltshire – 10 + 11/03/2016

Thursday and Friday took me to the beautiful county of Wiltshire and the military town of Tidsworth. Clarendon Junior school offered children who did not lack enthusiasm or skill. I had the pleasure of working with some talented children and supportive staff.

 

Well done guys. I hope to see you all again soon.

 

Oldham music teachers conference – 08/03/2016

A nice change to be teaching grown ups, and an excellent bunch they were at the Oldham music service conference. I taught 30 staff the year six workshop and everyone coped with the pace and content extremely well. As promised I have uploaded the videos of their group routines so please enjoy and well done guys. Feel free to comment on the post.

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Great Bedwyn school, Wiltshire 02/03/2016

 

This lovely Primary school in the Wiltshire village of Great Bedwyn had a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The children responded with excitement and worked very hard throughout the day. I am particularly pleased to be able to say that all classes produced excellent group-work from Y1 upwards.

We started with reception class who were brilliant and worked very hard for me, (little bless poppets).

Followed by year three and four.

Some words from the class teacher:

I was surprised by the creativity of some of the boys“.

Thank you its always great to get new ideas from professionals“.

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I next taught year 1 and 2.

 

 

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Some words from Kirsten Disley Y2 teacher

All of them really enjoyed it. The boys in particular“.

It was brilliant! Inspiring and creative. The energy was fab“.

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In the afternoon I taught Y 5. (a very excitable class).

This class took to my routine very quickly and learnt my set routine in 8 minutes which is very good. (I hope they listen that well in class).

Some words from Susan fry the class teacher.

“100% participation”

“Great exercise and teamwork”.

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And finally year 6. (Fantastic).

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Now this year 6 class was outstanding from beginning to end. They picked up a challenging routine very quickly and performed it brilliantly with few mistakes. Their group work was exceptional and it was a pleasure to work with them all. 20160302_143818

Some words from J.Durie .

“The more confident children were working with and being encouraged by the more confident pupils”.

“It would be good to do more of this type of dance”.

would like to say well done and thanks to the staff and children of Great Bedwyn School.

Calverly Primary school Nantwich 25/02.2016

Thursday 25th Feb took me to Calverly Primary School near Nantwich were everyone enjoyed a Stomp dance session. I would like to say a very big well done to all of the children involved.

 

Some words from the staff.

“Children were all engaged for the duration of the session and had made progress by the end.”

“Several chidren who do not normally join  in P.E. activities thrived during your training”.

“Thank you for providing our school with this fantastic workshop which was enjoyed by all children and staff J”.

Kelly spencer

“Very engaging, all children involved trying new things regardless of ability”.

“A fun, exciting and enjoyable experience for all children”.

Katy McGregor

“They loved it”.

“All taken part and really enjoyed it. High engagement”.

“Thank you so much. We really enjoyed the session and look forward to seeing you again”.

Melissa Parry

 

ST Mary’s Catholic Primary school – Workington – 22/02/2016

The first day of the new term took me North to Cumbria and St Mary’s Catholic Primary school in Workington. After a grey and drizzly Sunday evening drive through the impressive cloud covered Cumbria hills, I rested a for the night at a very Dickensian style Bed and Breakfast in Workington.

My day at St Mary’s was excellent and I would like to thank both staff, children and Lunch time staff for making day there so enjoyable.

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Some words from the staff:
 
“Brilliant half hour session. I would recommend this to other eyfs”.
“Fun and exciting new experience for younger children who aren’t always keen to do P.E were really enjoying it”.
 
“The session was a brilliant pace and the children were engaged throughout”.
Claire Chapelhow
 
“They enjoyed making lot of sound with their bodies”.
 
“Some children who were reluctant during physical based activities engaged well”.
Laura Ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorchester Primary school 09/02/2016

Dorchester Primary school 08/09/2016

Monday and Tuesday took me to South west London and Dorchester Primary school. This is a large three form entry school and so we enjoyed dancing in numbers of 90 or so. This made for very exciting classes and the children responded very well with both enthusiasm and hard work. I would like to thank both staff and children for a lovely visit and I look forward to returning sometime soon.

 

 

Thanks chaps for helping with my dance workshop. Great for the children to see that Chelsea train such good dancers.
Thanks chaps for helping with my dance workshop. Great for the children to see that Chelsea train such good dancers.

I have visited a lot of staff rooms in my time, but never one with a view like this.