We presented Year 4 with the perfect task on the first day of teaching at the New Michael Faraday school: write an account entitled My First Impressions of the New School. This was an exercise in observation, as well as literacy. Having spent only one morning in the new building, we wanted to find out how observant the children were. We asked them to try and use as many adjectives in their accounts and to put across the feelings that they experienced when entering the building for the first time. You can listen to some of the thoughts in the podcast below.