Today brought the second of my three visits to Broadway Junior School in Sunderland.
I was last there back in October 2017 and I was very keen to see how both classes of Y4s had progressed since the start of the school year. In short, the answer was - a lot! Lisa Hastie and the rest of the Year 4 team have clearly been working very hard with the children on their chess.
Today we worked hard on exploring the differences between check, checkmate and stalemate and set the children to work on a written test.
Of course, we played plenty of games too.
Even I got a game this time!
We still had a little time to expand the children's knowledge of chess tactics and the demonstration of the pin should stick in their memories for some time!
It was wonderful to work with two sets of children - with approximately 30 pupils in each - who were all so enthusiastic and hardworking.
Thank you, Broadway. I am looking forward to working with you again soon.