I'm a year 6 teacher and seem to spend ALL of my time either researching, planning or teaching what I think are really exciting English lessons. Thinking back to the eighties though, when I was at Primary school, I'm not sure that my teachers did the same. I vaguely remember having a text book of grammar exercises to work through day after day- I don't ever remember my teacher actually teaching. What do you guys think? Did our primary teachers work as hard as we do now?