Today was a much better one than the last two which, in the interests of positivity I won't go on about. All I will say is that inset days are not what they used to be. Now the initial ones of the year are always about the behaviour policy and repeat training about child protection which is obviously important but could be done in half the time. The reason it was even more frustrating to sit there this year is because of the need to sort out the nursery! As you will see below, that need is quite great. Anyway, today has been the start of our home visits which I enjoy for themselves, and also as a mini adventure around Woolwich, finding its little hidden back streets and small wonders.
The vast and featureless new nursery playground in the morning fog.
To the left, the building work continues.
One part of the pile of stuff we have to sort through. This is the stuff that we sent to storage two years ago.
The things that were brought over from our temporary classrooms. Just dumped!
The Rowan tree covered in beautiful berries.
Now the start of the home visits...
Some unskilled Millwall graffiti. Nice choice of paint colour though.
Isn't this lily amazing? One flower but all those huge leaves.
A sunny playground with child art.
Back to school in the afternoon and I saw this builder scattering grass seed. Not sure if a hi-vis jacket and hard hat are strictly necessary for this kind of job!
Back home, and a crow is bothering the cats by sitting on top of the chimney and cawing. The end of a pretty good and productive day. More of the same tomorrow!