Dean Robinson (a visiting colleague from nearby Lincewood Primary School), had the following observations:
“I think the high quality visual stimuli taken from the Myst game serve to generate enthusiastic discussion between the children, which inevitably helps to generate imaginative ideas and storylines for independent writing. The Myst game is a relevant and versatile resource, as it features characters which are effective in prompting extended activities such as role play, interviewing and questioning. I believe that the demonstration lessons would be best utilised as part of a literacy week, where a sequence of lessons could incorporate the learning opportunities which come about from exploring the game’s varied environments and landscapes.
The teaching techniques demonstrated, reiterated the effective contribution of using talk, visual stimuli and drama to generate ideas for writing, particularly in boys and those less able pupils who may not have the life experiences that more able pupils rely upon for writing.
Thank you to head teacher Sean Tobin, and his colleagues and children for a truly warm spirited visit, full of enthusiasm and laughter. Well done all!!
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