Teachers, Cats and lots of new words

13 teachers from the BLC met after school on 9th January to start the primary element of our Eliot Now project, with lead poet Jared Louche. It was a valuable chance to get together and discuss how the project will run and share ideas to explore the Old Possums Book of Practical Cats with our year 5 children. Enthusiastic relatives of our teachers have been sharing their cats’ stories and names – including one called David Cameron (we aren’t sure why!). The Naming of Cats gives a great opening exercise for readers to make up their own 3 names: their daily, family name, their special peculiar name and the name that they keep secret from everyone – then write a line or two of poetry to go with them.
Jenny Smith, Partnership Manager