* It was Monday morning and my regular 10-minute oral maths slot was not going well. The question: "How would I make 80p?" was met with blank stares.
But then ... I could't believe my eyes. One boy who never answers questions was slowly raising his hand. "OK, how would I make 80p?" I asked again.
"With metal, Miss." MARIE WALKR.
* During the run-upto Christmas and in the middle of an Ofsted inspection, children in Year 1 were making mobiles for part of their art activity.
They were all busy starting work with their partners, when one of the inspectors asked a particularly streetwise child what they were making. The child replied without hesitation: "Phones."
NEIL LE FEUVRE.