Visit to a Primary School in Borneo.

August 29, 2011

In conversation with a taxi driver on the return journey from seeing orangutans at Sepilok, I discovered his wife worked in a Primary School, and he said that it would be possible to arrange for me to go and visit the school. The next day he came and took me to the regions  Education Office, […]


Why are some children not bothered? Interview with Yr6 pupil.(2)

August 29, 2011

Here is an extract from another Yr 6 pupil interview, where we talk about why some children are just ‘not bothered’ and I ask the pupil for ideas that might help. Pupil 2- I did bother, but, it’s like, when other kids are not bothered, and like, they’re wasting our time and we want to […]


What makes the difference? Interview with a Year 6 pupil.

August 29, 2011

On the last day of the summer term, just before they left Hovingham for their High Schools, I talked with some of the Year 6 pupils about Maths. I asked each child why they felt some children made more progress in Maths than others – and here are the transcripts to this part of our […]