Farewell from A Room With A View

Our blog, ‘A Room with a View’, has posted about life in our KS2 classroom for over 5 years.  In that time, we’ve learned so much about the world around us, embarked on projects with classrooms around the world and shared our classroom life with friends, family, teachers and classrooms around the globe.

From the Darlington and Stockton Times, Friday 4th April.

Blogging is a fabulous way to make connections, share ideas and learn about the lives of others around the world.  It has enhanced our geographical knowledge, our ICT skills and fostered greater understanding of our fellow world citizens.  A big thank you to all those who have engaged with our classroom, blogged, commented or shared projects with us.  You have made our life richer and more exciting through your interest and involvement.

Here are our top ten favourite blog posts and projects from A Room with a View:

1. Microadventures 

Inspired by Alastair Humphreys, the class has slept out under the stars at a bothy by a lake, and in the ruins of an ancient castle.  Each time, they have planned their own microadventures…


2.  Flat Stanley

We’ve taken part in a few Flat Stanley projects over the years, and it’s great fun to send ourselves to the other side of the world, and host our flat friends from afar!


3. Rowing the Atlantic

We followed the progress of Alastair Humphreys, adventurer and explorer, as he rowed the Atlantic.

4. #vocabaz

A Twitter project, searching for exciting vocabulary to share.

5. Bistro Banquet

An enterprise project, fundraising for Mary’s Meals, which involved creating menus, finding out about nutrition, foraging, learning about where our food comes from and preparing a banquet for our families.


6. Shakespeare at the Castle

Performing Macbeth in Middleham Castle.

Shakespere at Middleham castle 009

7. #clrpoem

A yearly twitter project with global partners.


8. Mystery Skype

A regular event in our classroom – honing our map-reading and geographic skills!

Where in the World?

9. Christmas Cards for Mettupalayam

A yearly fundraising Art project to design and sell our own Christmas Cards.


10. Market Stall

Designing, creating and selling our Christmas Crafts in the market place.

Market Stall 007

You can search for your favourite posts and projects using the search box at the top of the page.  Do you have a particular favourite yourself?  What have you most enjoyed doing, reading about or sharing?  (If you can’t see the full post, try a different browser).

Thank you to all our readers, contributors and collaborators.  Keep in touch!  🙂

(Mrs Monaghan is moving on to take up a new post in September).

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