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Archive for January, 2012

Shadow

Posted by on 26th January 2012

Hello, Last week Mr Hall gave me a lesson on how to blog so I thought it time to post a comment. It is a wonderful way to be able to join in with what you are learning at school. Last year the school council had asked the governors for a small amount of money […]

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Help for Heroes

Posted by on 20th January 2012

Four hundred years ago, my ancestors came to Britain as refugees, fleeing persecution in France. Maybe that’s why I have a strong natural inclination to feel supportive of people who come to Britain to seek a better life. In the town where I live, there is a lady who sells The Big Issue. She is […]

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Better than ‘Bankside Best’?

Posted by on 13th January 2012

At Bankside, there was so much to celebrate as 2011 came to a close – a great Ofsted report, the best ever SATS results and a move into a wonderful new school building being perhaps the most memorable. The liberal daily use of the phrase ‘Bankside Best’ seems fully justified. Even better news though is […]

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Bankside best readers

Posted by on 13th January 2012

Some of my most enjoyable moments over the past week have been spent helping pupils with their reading. It’s a delight to experience their enthusiasm and determination and, in many cases, it’s also been great to see the progress they have made since I last read with them before the Christmas holidays. It’s clear that […]

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We are what we eat

Posted by on 6th January 2012

For many hundreds of years now, each generation of people have lived longer than those before them as diets and medical care have improved. But experts are now telling us that, unless things change, many children growing up now will live less long due to poor diets and not getting enough exercise. Obesity, caused by […]

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