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to ban Christmas plays, time for making decorations and story time at primary school?

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HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 12:59:17

Because it's wasting valuable learning time. All that time spent rehearsing for a 15 minute play. Preparing decorations for the classroom which then got removed. Sitting on a carpet listening to a story. It's all learning time that they are wasting.

From Michael Gove

SaltaKatten Sun 09-Feb-14 13:29:38

I've been told that when I am talking to the class or to a group of pupils, teaching them, then that is learning time being wasted! It seems that unless they are sitting in silence working on calculations or writing, then learning time is wasted.

AuntieStella Sun 09-Feb-14 13:33:45

There's an awful lot of astroturfing about Gove on MN.

tripecity Sun 09-Feb-14 13:49:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 14:02:08

Some people need a sense of humour

HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 14:06:04

Did you think it was real? Just goes to show it is hard to distinguish between real Gove thoughts and made up ones.

anothernumberone Sun 09-Feb-14 14:06:57

Holly have you ever heard of libel?

curlew Sun 09-Feb-14 14:07:03

I heard that he was going to allow Christmas plays so long as they were in Latin...

HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 14:07:16

Now that would be a good thread. Which quotes are real and which are made up.

curlew Sun 09-Feb-14 14:08:43

Easy, Holly, the least credible will be the real ones.

HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 14:09:20

I think libel is the least of what Gove has to worry about

anothernumberone Sun 09-Feb-14 14:11:14

No Holly he doesn't have to worry about libel he has never said anything defamatory about you confused

Pipbin Sun 09-Feb-14 14:11:37

I've just learned that he was adopted. That means he has two sets of parents who are shaking their heads is disbelief at what they have done.

HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 14:32:04

Am I the first person to defame Gove?

Caboodle Sun 09-Feb-14 14:42:23

Too funny that people are up in arms over joke OP rather than up in arms about Gove's policies.
Get a sense of humour.
Then, worry that actually, this man has a huge influence over your child's future.

harticus Sun 09-Feb-14 14:51:56

FFS what is wrong with MN these days?

A good little jokey satirical jibe at Gove pissed all over by people with no humour bleating on about libel.

Back to OP - what about all that time children waste gestating?
Surely there must be a way to get in utero and get them working earlier?

ForgettableTampon Sun 09-Feb-14 14:56:54

actually Pipbin I am totally PO about making quips relating to folk being adopted.

[lemon lips]

OP v funny, I sighed in recognition of the MO; even if he's not done it yet it's amazingly plausible

Caboodle Sun 09-Feb-14 15:04:00

I don't think Pipbin's comment was meant to offend.

HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 15:20:06

Some schools have stopped story time as it interferes with learning.
ERIC (everyone reading in class) after lunch has gone in some schools - it's a good way to get everyone calm. Now there's learning activities to do instead. Must keep busy at all times.

I would not want to be a child in Gove's world of education.

orangedog Sun 09-Feb-14 15:21:06

What a shame that storytime has been stopped in some schools. sad

Pipbin Sun 09-Feb-14 16:29:17

I apologise for offence caused, it was not what I intended at all.

Scholes34 Sun 09-Feb-14 17:57:40

We can get the kids to do this test instead of story time:

Can you guess which quotes are from Michael Gove and which are from Dolores Umbridge?

HollyMiamiFLA Sun 09-Feb-14 18:07:24

7/12 accuracy grin

phantomnamechanger Sun 09-Feb-14 18:12:37

I got 8, all based on guesswork

cardibach Sun 09-Feb-14 18:38:45

I have been told that silent reading isn't interactive enough so it is a waste of time. I am also told to improve literacy. Finding it hard to obey both instructions.

SaltaKatten Sun 09-Feb-14 18:52:58


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