The London Eye Mystery

When Y6 started writing mysteries in October, I thought that it would be a perfect opportunity for me to read The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd to the children in their story time session with me.

London Eye Mystery.jpg

Instantly, the children were gripped by the story line and the strong characters. I was amazed at how good they were at being detectives over the weeks and they soon started looking for clues in the book. They dealt with the themes maturely and synthesized the information read to them.

At the very end of the book, when all the loose ends had been tied up, I asked the children about the characters. This is what they said:

About Kat:

“At first  she appeared to be unkind to Ted or at least to have very little patience for him. ”

“I felt that she was constantly breaking rules. She was sneaking cigarettes and sometimes not going to school. She even tried to avoid showing her mum her school report. She encouraged Ted to lie.”

“She was energetic! She showed enthusiasm at the motor cycle show and could run up 24 flights of stairs in the tower block. I think that in public spaces like school, she’d be very popular and confident.”

“I loved seeing how she worked well with Ted to solve the mystery. It was clear that she loved him and understood him.”

“I noticed how she had highs and lows. One minute she was happy then snappy. Is that because she’s a teenage girl?”

About Aunt Gloria:

“She was emotional!”

“She was frantic at times. She worried constantly.”

“I felt that she was selfish. She wanted to go to New York and gave very little thought about what Salim wanted. She cared about herself and how she looked.”

“In the end I felt that she had learnt her lesson.”

About Ted:

“Ted was smart. He was a thinker. He used his skills to his advantage. He understood his strengths.”

“Sometimes Ted could be clueless. He often jumped to conclusions. It was clear that he couldn’t read people’s body language or understand turns of phrase or sayings. He tried so hard to improve this.”

“He tried to fit in with his autism…”

So then, to conclude I asked the children this:

“We are all different. We love being different. Should we try to change ourselves to fit in? Or should we be who we are without feeling the need to change or fit in?”

And the children’s response was unanimous….. Of course we should be who we are and never change to fit in.

Merry Christmas!




Pride of Prince Edward

POPE December  2018.png

This young lady is a ray of sunshine around school. She is helpful; and a hardworking and dedicated member of Prince Edward Primary School. She engages in lots of extra-curricular activities; and anything she does, she does it with a smile. She is a role model and a very worthy winner of the Pride of Prince Edward.

Create a Christmas T-shirt Competition

Take a look at the T Shirt competition this year in Nursery. All the children took part and decorated the T Shirts. Then, the talented teachers wore the T Shirts and modelled them. Scoring them was the hard part.


We are getting in the festive spirit in nursery and today we had a Christmas T-shirt competition. Yesterday we split into teams and each team designed and decorated their own t-shirt. We used fabric paints to paint on our design then added glitter, baubles and other Christmassy things from around the classroom.


Then we wrote a letter to Mr Sieczkarek to invite him to judge our contest…


Today Mr Sieczkarek came to judge the winner…


We had lots of fun decorating our Christmas t-shirts. We hope you’re having lots of fun doing Christmas crafts at home. Click here to see some ideas from our Christmas Workshop or have a look here on the cbeebies site for more festive fun!

View original post

Nursery Nativity

Here at Prince Edward Primary we love celebrations. At this time of year there is lots to celebrate! All our year groups do something to celebrate. Y5 and Y6 visit the local church and sing to the parishioners. We invite the elderly in to our school and give them a Christmas dinner and carol concert. Younger children show parents and families their plays and performances. Our youngest pupils (just 3 and 4 years old) in Nursery this year made a film to tell the story of the birth of baby Jesus. This is one of my favourite versions of the Christmas Story. Take a look: