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With some relief, a young teacher was coming to the end of a tricky sex-education lesson when a nine-year-old girl enquired innocently: "If that's how condoms are used, why do they come in different flavours?" BOB ASTON

* The Year 1 discussion centred on "people who work at night". The children had many ideas: police, doctors, postmen, milkmen and so on. They were running out of ideas whe a boy at the back put his hand up. "I know, Miss. The tooth fairy," he said with a toothless grin.


* The annual round of christmas card-giving contained the usual spelling mistakes from key stage 1 and 2 pupils. Our favourite this season was an envelope carefully addressed by a Year 4 pupil to the "well fair ladies".


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