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Supersize classes

Discussion in 'Personal' started by bajan, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. bajan

    bajan Occasional commenter

  2. theworm123

    theworm123 Lead commenter

    Good grief, it’s hard enough for me to give a lecture in a hall like that to 18-19 year olds now never mind children.

    Those tablets look expensive as well, imagine how many staff could have been paid with the money wasted on useless technology in that room.
    bombaysapphire, bajan and blue451 like this.
  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    73 year one children in a class when I lived abroad. Can't say it was ideal, though.
  4. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    How sad.
    I hate supersize schools, especially primary.

    A primary school should be one where everyone knows everyone else, not some enormous multiple-form-entry monster
    agathamorse and pepper5 like this.
  5. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    The joy of primary is that you can sniff a jumper and know which child it belongs to. How would you do that with all those kids?
  6. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    You are brave sniffing jumpers / kids. I'm far too ks2 for that!
  7. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    I can recognise the different fabric conditioners! And you can tell the smoking parents.
    BertieBassett2 and primarycat like this.
  8. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    I remember when I taught KS1 and you asked them to come and read. You could tell the parents who smoked when the child’s book bag was opened!
  9. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    I thought from the title this was another obesity thread!:D
  10. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Don't they find you a bit weird-surely you can just look at their face?

    Mind-I guess it's useful after PE when everybody's inadvertently swapped
  11. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    One for 2 terms?
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Don't fancy the marking.
  13. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    That was my thought!
    And writing reports.
    Though I guess it's all electronic.

    I don't think I've ever 'lectured' primary aged children (except in the 'telling off' sense!). Even with jazzy IT at their fingertips (literally) it must make the range of activities a little limited.

    Trying to think which subjects might be amenable to a lecture theatre approach ........
  14. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    But isn't doing a writing subject at high school worse? Honest question - I've always wondered. At least we can slide in a bit of art and PE etc.
  15. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Actually 67 must be worse. But I do still wonder about high school / primary differences.
  16. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    Trust School, follow the money?
  17. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I could still imagine 'Prince' pulling out the wires and claiming he can't work in such a large computerised layout.
    These imaginary classes never seem to have the little s** who plays u all the while.

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