7th April 2000 at 01:00
* I was covering a lesson for a Year 6 maths group, bottom set. The notes said they were to use workcards. Terry's card told him to copy out a line graph and a bar graph and learn the difference between them. He looked puzzled. To help him along I pointed at one of the graphs and asked: "What type of graph is that?" After a pause he said:"A paragraph?" Barbara Tilbrook

* When I asked my Year 2 class to explain the meaning of symmetry, one girl volunteered: "Is it where you go when you are dead?" ANN STEARDSON

* I asked my journalist husband to pop into my Year 1 class one morning and talk about his job. This followed work on grammatical terms.

As he entered the classroom, I said: "This is Mr Becker. Who can remember what he does?"

Up went the hand of one of the most forward boys. "He's an adjective, Miss."


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