This brings back memories of receiving a copy of a Gideons New Testament when starting Senior school. There are a number of differences, we did not have to stand out in the very hot sunshine to receive them and ours were in English rather than Sesotho.
The picture show the children celebrating with Dr Moeti of Gideons International this very special gift enabling them to follow the daily reading in the morning parade (school assembly).
Phonics training has started at St James Primary School today (4/2/15).
At a staff training session the principles behind the use of phonics teaching in schools were introduced. The 5 basic skills were also shown to the staff concluding with some practical exercises around learning the letter sounds.
As you can see from the pictures the teachers really put the JOLLY into Phonics.
Robert Liscombe teacher from Newtown Powys, a member of LTTP 2015.
Watch this space for further updates about life in St James Primary Maseru.
This week I have had the pleasure of teaching in different schools and supporting staff with teaching methods and improving English. The differences I see in the teachers and children is immense.
I began my week at my school, Phahameng Primary. They are using some wonderful teaching strategies and varying their methods to engage learners. Teaching in Africa, you are faced with many challenges, including class overcrowding and minimal resources which are what the Grade 4 teachers at Phahameng Primary experience daily.
My name is Ffion Mullane, and I am a 23 year old primary teacher from Cardiff. I am one of the LTPP 2014 Team who have just returned from Quthing, Lesotho. I was teaching in Moyeni Primary School.
The school building.
The grade 4 classroom.
The fabulous staff of Moyeni Primary!
Me with the one of my largest classes - class 6.
The gorgeous children who would walk with Ellie and I after school.
I really enjoyed teaching the enthusiastic children over in Lesotho.Read more
I'm Kim Tattum, a 28 year old primary teacher from North Wales. I have just returned from Quthing, Lesotho after teaching at Phahameng Primary for the last 5 months. Here is a taste of the most amazing experience I had in the beautiful 'Kingdom in the Sky'.
Phahameng children performing a welcome song.
Grade one fun, being creative after learning about their body
Creating a piece of art of the body, using items from the environment. Great hair styling!
Fun and laughter using the parachute.