Shy Bairns Get Nowt / If You Dont Ask, You Don’t Get

In North East England there is a well-known saying: ‘Shy bairns get nowt,’ with ‘bairns’ meaning ‘children’ and ‘nowt’ meaning ‘nothing.’ Roughly translated into another idiom, it means ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get.’ The final cross-curricular project for my class before the summer holidays was about the 1950s. We learned about life back […]

Joined Up Writing (Not Cursive Script)

On Wednesday, I tried something that I have never done before.  What made it even more risky was that I had a few people involved with the Cambridge Primary Review visiting my classroom during the lesson.  It was a recipe for disaster, but it was fantastic. Each week, Julia Skinner publishes a prompt on the […]