Help for a primary school teacher please?

Read guidelines first. Start new topic in February to post your question.

Moderator: Forum Moderator

Forum rules
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Start new topic to post your question. One question allowed per member per month. Ask one concise question per post, and please refrain from including information and comments irrelevant to your question.
These questions are for Tom to answer, so please do not be tempted to post a reply to someone else’s question. If you want to make a comment, post it in the Fan Community → About Tom’s Newsletters and Answers to Questions subforum.
Please do your research before asking a question and try not to ask questions which Tom has answered before – either here or in interviews such as the Doctor Who Magazine articles available on this website in the Doctor Who section. If your question is factual, please try googling it first to see if you can find the answer.
Questions about whether Tom will appear at a convention or in a particular programme or film are wasted questions as he cannot talk about any offers in advance, and the moment agreement is reached, he announces the news on his website.
Tom will answer a MAXIMUM OF 15 QUESTIONS PER MONTH.

Help for a primary school teacher please?

Postby BobF on February 18th, 2012, 1:30 pm

Dear Tom,
I am currently teaching Year 2 (6 year olds) in a Liverpool school. We start to write stories after half term and they are a canny bunch, my class! Fortunately, they are also Dr Who nuts ( like their teacher). I think I will show them a video clip of your regeneration from Pertwee to you as a stimulus for their stories. I couldn't ask you to suggest the name of a monster they could build in? They would be quite grateful, as would I ?
Many thanks from them and I ...
BobF
BobF
 
Posts: 21
Joined: June 23rd, 2010, 6:00 pm
Location: Warrington (It's not as bad as you've heard!)

Re: Help for a primary school teacher please?

Postby Tom Baker on February 29th, 2012, 10:07 pm

Dear BobF,

I don't know any six year olds and I understand there are very opinionated people who tell us what children like or what is good for them. For your amusement I just add that at the age of six I had already made my first confession and was very busy inventing sins and even once confessed to three murders; that one caught the priest's attention! I always liked the story of Hansel and Gretel which I dare say would now qualify as imprudent for 12 year olds. Also, chopped up versions of the Greek myths and ESPECIALLY the Old Testament. The plagues of Egypt might come in handy? None of this is entirely serious but you might enjoy a book, "The Uses of Enchantment" by Bruno Bettelheim who is very interesting on the uses fairy tales. I don't know what 6 yr olds will make of seeing a beloved hero turn into someone else.

Good luck

Tom
User avatar
Tom Baker
Site Admin
 
Posts: 623
Joined: October 27th, 2009, 1:31 pm


Return to Questions for February 2012

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

   
     
web design london : pedalo limited   Website and contents copyright © Tom Baker Ltd 2009 except where stated otherwise
cron