* Working with a Year 5 class, I was asked if I knew the "police alphabet". The group on that table knew some of the letters - A = Alpha, F = Foxtrt, T = Tango - from watching episodes of The Bill, but didn't know the whole alphabet. "OK..." I said, "A = alpha, B = bravo, C = charlie, D = " "Dimmock," yelled one bright spark.
* When teaching my Year 6 class about food chains, we debated whether tadpoles were herbivores or not. I pointed out that they sometimes ate each other and asked: "What do you call it when an animal eats one of its own kind?" One hand shot up: "A traitor."