Archive for March 4th, 2008
A very enjoyable day at Haydock English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, in St Helens. This is another school rightfully proud of their displays, this time focussed on writing and showcasing writing of all kinds from every single child in the school.
The children in all three lessons surprised themselves (and their teachers) with some superb writing and discussion.
Thanks to Karen Prescott, her colleagues and the children of Haydock English Martyrs for a fun day full of challenge and excellent results.
The school is having some building work done at the moment. they could maybe have done with this handy ONLINE graphic modelling package. Start a new document and add in any of the many, grouped elements to build your own design for a city, a room or just a flow chart.
Here is a little bit of feedback written during the day:
The lesson truly motivated the whole class even the most reluctant writers. I was amazed by all the children’s work, particularly those with additional needs, their faces beamed as their work was shared and celebrated with the class. I feel both inspired and enthused to continue the ‘story’ with the children and take them through the ‘door’ and build upon this new and exciting literary experience.
The use of visual and auditory stimuli really fired their imagination but this was enhanced by Tim’s unique delivery and presentation. He was able to skillfully draw out and build upon the children’s ideas. He captured the children’s (and staff’s) imagination and gave them the confidence to go with their own ideas.
Read on for some quick examples of some of the Year 3 and 4 children’s story starters: