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Oranges and Lemons: Life in an Inner City Primary School

Oranges and Lemons: Life in an Inner City Primary School [Kindle Edition]

Wendy Wallace
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Product Description

This warts-and-all look inside an inner city primary school is an intimate and charming account of how people at Edith Neville primary school approach issues that face urban schools everywhere. The author's insightful journalistic eye focuses on how individuals cope with government initiatives, the needs of the pupils and the community at large.

Focusing on the progress of individual children, in some cases from the time they start nursery, this book illuminates contemporary urban school life and provides a human account of major and minor successes, and failures, over a twelve-month period in a passionate but complex educational community. The book highlights how:

  • the school community works to give equal chances to all children

  • staff strive to include children with special needs

  • the school community enlist the support of parents who mistrust the system

  • staff manage distressed and distressing behaviour.

In the background the school's managers endeavour to meet targets and inspections, while containing teacher stress and retaining a vision of the broader purpose of education.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 223 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415359082
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge (14 Nov 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OI0GX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #757,252 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I grew up in Kent, in England, and have spent my adult life in London. I worked first as a photographer, then for many years as a feature writer. My journalism led to my two non-fiction books - Daughter of Dust (Simon & Schuster 2009) and Oranges and Lemons (Routledge 2005). In 2001, I was Education Journalist of the Year.

I have now turned to writing fiction, which had always been my dream. The Painted Bridge, the story of a woman tricked into a Victorian asylum in the year 1859, is my first novel. My second, The Sacred River - about three women who leave a fog-bound London in 1882 for the light and heat of Egypt - appears in 2013, also published by Simon & Schuster..

I've been greatly helped and encouraged in my writing by my family, my agent and my writing friends. My two grown up sons are sources of inspiration. As well as enjoying company and solitude, reading and writing, I am an enthusiastic swimmer in the women's pond on Hampstead Heath.

To receive updates on my books and writing life, please 'like' my Facebook author page or visit my website.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Purchase 9 Sep 2011
Briiliant for little ones and grown ups too! Brought it for 5 Speckled Frogs song originally but love all the tunes now and we always enjoy listening to the CD and reading the book together.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lovely book 17 Jun 2011
By debbsh
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book is lovely, though not as good as it's companion book 'Round and Round the Garden'. the cd singing is a bit old-fashioned, but baby likes it..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oranges and Lemons 7 Mar 2011
By Hazel
When my children were small I had this book with a cassette. Now I am getting ready for my first Grandchild I thought I would upgrade to one with a CD ( although I do still have the original ).
Fabulous fun for the children as well as the adults!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful memory aid for new parents 21 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Perfect to remind new parents of age-old rhymes such as five fat sausages - there are easy to follow line drawings to show you how to do the actions as well as reminding you how the rhyme goes. I can't wait to get it and start sharing them with my new additions!
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