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Changing class names

Discussion in 'Primary' started by csnyman, May 15, 2010.

  1. We have 8 classes (several that are mixed). We used to be trees and then we changed...
    The theme was curriculum areas and we tried to have a mix of gender etc.
    So we have Kingsley- after Mary Kingsley explorer (Geography)
    Redgrave- Sir Steve (PE)
    Ravel- Maurice (Music)
    Nightingale- although on reflection wished we had chosen Mary Seacole (History)
    Darwin (Science)
    Kandinsky (Art)
    Zephaniah (Literacy)
    Brunel (DT)
    Teachers chose their subject area and then made suggestions to the classes, they voted and found out things about their person (they had to keep it a secret!) and then we had name reveal day! A special assembly where we shared the names and what we had found out.
  2. johill_67

    johill_67 New commenter

  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Why would you:
    Join a site in 2007
    Never post for eleven years
    Quote on a thread from 8 years ago, but not comment

  4. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

  5. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    My old school used A and alpha. So I was in 4Alpha and got told off when (as a newbie) I put 4A for short.

    The idea was that using A and B would make the Bs feel inferior. :rolleyes:
  6. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    No! I fell for it!
  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Stone me! Did I write all that in 2010?

    I must have been a damn sight smarter in 2010 than I am now. :(
  8. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I didn't even exist!!!

    (Don't say 'Ahh those were the days' thank you! :p)
    nomad likes this.
  9. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Which makes you aged about seven??? :eek:
  10. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Which is why I'm an excellent year 3 teacher! :D

    I meant my TES persona, which as you know, is far, far more mature than seven. :cool:
    nomad likes this.
  11. onmyknees

    onmyknees Established commenter

    Overheard in Woolworths many years ago:
    Daughter (aged 7): Daddy, I need to get my friend a birthday card.
    Dad: OK how old is she?
    Daughter: I don't really know.
    Dad: Well, is she in your class?
    Daughter. No Dad- I'm in Sunflower, she's in Honeybee.
    Dad. Well that's no help at all. Why can't they name your classes after your teachers and your year?!
    I tend to agree with him!!
    sparkleghirl likes this.
  12. Ds2d12

    Ds2d12 Occasional commenter

    I’m definitely on the side of 3P, 5D or 6FT type names! Year group and initial is enough!
    Sunflowers, Poppies, hawks, oaks, Brunel type names are pointless.
    Pomza likes this.
  13. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    I miss Woolworths.

    Where am I supposed to buy cassette singles from these days?
  14. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Oh, I forgot I had a different name 8 years ago:oops:
  15. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I miss Woolworths. Got lots of stuff for my first flat there. Plus of course the cassettes.

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