Help for a primary school teacher please?

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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 ...
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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.

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