Surprise Visit!

Last Week Robins made some predictions about a new book.

Robins were very surprised when the Author T.M Jorden came to visit them!

On Monday Year 4 Robins we’re excited to be having a Zoom call from up and coming author Mr TM Jorden!
Having been given 5 signed copies of his debut novel they had devoured them and were eager to see him and get to ask some questions!
Mrs Sabir had read the first chapter to the whole class and soon Robins were speculating as to what would happen next! Those in the class who had begun to read it, as well as Lexi who had read all 200+ pages in 2 night, were beaming with positive reviews.
Robins had written letters to Tim (TM Jorden), blogged on the website, visited the Poppy and Lord Ted website, baked some of the recipes and written reviews. Not to mention while appraising work by the musician Gustav Holst, decided that his works named “Planets” was perfect for certain characters in the book!
Mr Lo and Mrs Sabir couldn’t be prouder of the effort and enthusiasm Robins have put into this, just from reading The adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted- The first summer.
Having a chance to speak to Tim was a real treat…
Until the Zoom had technical difficulties and Mrs Sabir disappeared to try and sort it…..
returning… behind…. TM Jorden himself!  Just outside Year 4 Robin’s classroom!
 What a huge surprise that was! And in his backpack was Lord Ted himself!!!
Robin’s welcomed Tim and Lord Ted.
Tim (as we now know him) was wowed by the class and their letters, got emotional over how beautifully some of the children read extracts from the book .
We also showed him our passion for reading. See below for a clip of us reading.

We were all blown away with the question and answer session too! Look below for a short snippet.
Not to mention how impressed he was by lots of the children’s handwriting!
Rocking Robins you deserve all the praise.
 A huge thank you to Tim for coming in and giving up so much time to talk to, inspire and listen to everyone.
Everyone who has read it, loves it and the rest will be reading it as we return. Can’t wait for more in the series…

10 thoughts on “Surprise Visit!

    1. Mine too Charlie!!

      They were really well thought through and challenging questions too which is great – it shows you are really thinking and trying to understand deeper meanings.

      Thanks for letting me visit!!

      See you next term maybe

  1. My fav part was when he said my handwriting was heat & I got to touch Lord Ted because of that😀. I’m so upset I couldn’t see you today as one of the children in Tatenda’s class were positive for COVID-19. I just couldn’t turn down the opportunity to NOT go home! I’ll see you all in Yr 5 though. I love you all and I’ll miss you! Bye Mr Lo!!😫
    From,
    Tanatswa Margaret Pfumayaramba
    P.S. If you could, can you tell me how your last day in Yr 4 went by replying? ( I hope you didn’t have cake without me…Just kidding!)

    1. Well Tanatswa this is true – you have lovely handwriting – much better than mine!!

      I am sorry to hear you missed your last day but I am sure you will be able to catch up with your friends again soon. This horrible virus has spoilt so many things for a lot of people and much worse for others. I hope it will all be over soon and we can look back and learn about how we behaved and how we supported one another.

      Stay safe and keep reading!!

      See you in Year 5 hopefully!!

  2. Sorry about the misspellings. I think it was auto-correct. Anyway, I would love to see you in Yr 5 T M Jorden! It would be another amazing thing to look forward to as well! I myself is not feeling the best too because I have a cold. My voice does not sound normal. I am expected to have some cough medicine soon. Today we went to the park & had a picnic! We stayed there for 3 hours. 3:30 -6:30! I hope you all are safe and don’t get a game cold like me😂.

  3. Sorry about the misspellings. I think it was auto-correct. Anyway, I would love to see you in Yr 5 T M Jorden! It would be another amazing thing to look forward to as well! I myself is not feeling the best too because I have a cold. My voice does not sound normal. I am expected to have some cough medicine soon. Today we went to the park & had a picnic! We stayed there for 3 hours. 3:30 -6:30! I hope you all are safe and don’t get the same cold as me😂.

    1. Hi Tanatswa,

      I hope you are feeling better now.

      Yes, if Mrs Sabir and your new teacher allow it, I would love another visit to see if we can help with your school activities. Since we met the book has been launched properly now with lots of good feedback, so there is a lot happening.
      I am also visiting other schools in the new term too.

      Enjoy the rest of your holidays,

      TMJ

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