The children have been busy in this first week back discussing a team name for their class. The name had to be that of someone who has made a positive impact or contribution either recently or in the past.
They decided on Team Potter, after Beatrix Potter. The reason they chose Beatrix Potter is not only because of her fantastic skills as an author and illustrator but also because she used the proceeds from her book sales to purchase large areas of the Lake District, saving them from being developed for housing and roads so that we can enjoy the beauty and peace of this amazing area of the UK.
She was also writing and illustrating at a time when it was not seen as suitable for a woman to work: she should be learning how to run a household instead!
Each class has made a team flag which will be displayed in class throughout the year and illustrated this with what they consider to be the characteristics of a successful team.