Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Greatitudes 646

Here in the Frozen North we have secondary schools and grammar schools.  They are where you go after Primary School.  You spend all of P6 and the start of P7 being mercilessly drilled for The Transfer Test which happens in the early winter of P7. The results of this test decide whether you will go to a grammar school, usually highly regarded, or a secondary school, not usually highly regarded.  This simplistic and overly generalistic summary of our education system will no doubt be revised over the next fourteen months on fraise because..
Mattman is now in P6.
However, I would record heartfelt and joyous thanks for Mr Knight.  Mr Knight is Mattman's P6 teacher. Mr Knight believes that he will get more work out of happy children. Mr Knight has spent the whole month of September revising everything from the full-stop to times tables. Mr Knight has not "hit the ground running" with past papers.  Mr Knight's homework for tonight was to create a character out of fruit and vegetables.  Mattman presents Super Vegetable Delight.
Thank you, Mr Knight!
(Mr Knight really is called Mr Knight.)


Gill - That British Woman said...

I think the pressure on the kids to succeed nowadays is much too much if you ask me.


Pom Pom said...

I love teachers like Mr. Knight!
Well done, Mattman!

Angela said...

I too love your Mr Knight in shining armour! Mattman's Veg-man is fab
blessings xx

El Perro Blanco said...

Will he rescue 'damsons' in distress?

Mise said...

Wonderful, wonderful Mr Knight. I imagine few children in his class stay home feeling poorly.

Fat Dormouse said...

Excellent to hear how there are still teachers who believe they can take time out to really care! Note, I'm not saying that the other teachers don't care, but that they feel they don't have the time to do so...Oh dear, does that make sense?!

The dB family said...

Mr. Knight sounds like a very special teacher! The kind that makes school a happy place to be for kids. Hooray for Mr. Knight! I do believe his name suits him very well.


Left-Handed Housewife said...

Yay, Mr. Knight! It's the teachers like him you always remember.