Mrs. Mead was wonderful and I loved reading Jeremy James.
Terrible teacher - completely out of touch with children and did not actuallly teach anything. (I remember the knitting thing too, she would do it whilst she *read* stories to us - we were in year 7!!
Wow, the only thing we were taught was how to knit in year 7. I ended up starting the year 8 maths textbook at home because I was so worried about falling behind.