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Children's pictures

  • “Is the book finished yet?” asked Year 6.

    Although not yet complete, at the end of the day, I asked if the class might like to write an honest review of the book for younger readers.

  • A new adventure what do the children say?

    Bus on a Boat - Kids Books

    On my Supply Teaching journey it is nice to go back and meet the children again, maybe even a year on and a little older.

  • A Time Travelling Space Bus!

    Rockets and star ships that can zoom you through space, time and beyond. 

  • A Visit from an Author

    As a cover teacher I am able to visit different primary schools across Sussex and Surrey. Each day can be a different location with a different age range, from reception to Year 6; I have to be adaptable and flexible.

  • An Unexpected Author Visit

    During a recent weeks visit to a school with Year 6, I was able to fill a few gaps with snippets of information about buses, books and rain-sticks. This got the children’s attention and they asked questions and listen to my tales.

  • Book Reviews - Children

    Sometimes when you are visiting a school the work is clearly set and easy to follow, but sometimes you just have to be prepared for the unexpected and think of another plan!

  • Can you make the bus bright and colourful?

    Childrens bus pictures

    Now all they needed was to make his outside just as bright and colourful too!

    When in school I tell the children a bit about the background to my writing and how I became involved in the Playbus when my son joined the playgroup.

  • Letters to a book character

    Childrens drawing of bus

    The task in school today was to write a letter as a character in a book to another character.

  • Reception to Year 5

    Jay-Jay meets the Queen

    It is always nice to visit a school and tell them a little about the books.

  • Share a bus story

    It is always good to have the time to share a story book with children.

  • The Friendship Stop

    Where would you go if you were feeling sad?

  • What do the children say? - David's Bin Day

    Dennis Trucks

    While supply teaching in a local school I had the opportunity to tell David’s story.

  • What the children say!

    It is always great to hear the children’s opinion and after hearing the story the Year3/4 class wrote a book review.

  • What would your Playbus be like?

    It is always nice to be surprised on my bus journey!

  • Who is the book for?

    This is a question I am often asked but find it hard to answer at times.

  • Who is the unexpected Guest?

    A supply teacher

    Two days of supply with Year 5 in a school. While collecting the children from the playground I overheard the whispers from the parents.

    ‘Not another supply!’ I understand the disruption a change can bring but it left me a little uncertain. Fortunately, the children here were great.

  • Writing a Newspaper Report

    childrens newspapers articles

    I am constantly surprised at the children’s curiosity and interest in the Playbus and how much pleasure it still brings even though it is now only in book form. The children are as fascinated as ever about the Fact as well as the Fiction.