This week, in English, we have been thinking of different ways to ignite and inspire our writing. What better way than go down to the woods!
The children loved doing their lesson in a different setting. They were encouraged to think of strong adjectives and use their senses to describe the setting. During our visit, some superb vocabulary was used. Words and phrases such as:
- vivid, purple flowers
- blankets of dead, crunchy leaves
- ancient, tall trees, sweet aromas drifting through my nostrils
- silky, soft feathers in the palm of my hand
- and many more.
Back in the classroom, the children set to work on their very own settings. They thought carefully about their designs and selected resources accordingly. Again, using the five senses to help, the children studied the materials on offer and looked closely at the textures.
The imaginative ideas flying around the room were an absolute delight to hear. Children worked well as teams, were so very helpful to each other, and were totally engaged in the whole lesson.
- “This is the best way to help me with my writing.”
- “You just wouldn’t think that we were doing English.”
- “I’m really looking forward to doing my writing about my setting.”