It’s the end of a 24-week literacy project with a Year 3 class in Bermondsey, sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Mercers. We learned about the Romans and the ancient Britons by building bonfires, making shields, weaving fences, having battles – and of course telling and making stories.
It was hugely challenging – I know I couldn’t have done it without the brilliant support of the class teacher and assistants. Even so, not everything we did paid off. Some days I came home exhausted and discouraged- and our visit to Butser Ancient Farm nearly saw us in hospital with frostbite! However it was all worth it when we got overwhelmingly positive feedback from the children and read their amazing creative writing. Here is a letter from Elsie. I like the way she calls herself my “fellow student”:
Eddie writes: “In the beginning I thought it was going to be boring but I was totally wrong!” (He was right, it definitely wasn’t boring.)
And Shawn writes: “If we do see you again we will be very happy and most of us will give you presents and flowers”. Aw!
To end, here’s a beautiful picture of the whole class by Bradie. (I think I’m the one dressed as a bee.)