KS2 writing lessons

/KS2 writing lessons

Adventures in writing

By |January 22nd, 2013|

Last week, I led a trip to Arvon’s Lumb Bank centre for 14 10-year-olds. A week away from games consoles, mobiles and TV – just us, a stack of good books, paper and pens (oh, and two fantastic authors – Gillian Cross and Steve Voake – who led the children on the first steps of […]

An exciting venture for my Year 6 writers

By |October 8th, 2012|

I’m not quite sure what it was about the Arvon course I took in August that caused the step-change. I’m not sure whether it was the intensive nature of the week (I certainly got more words on paper than I have for a long time), the rural location (off grid from mobile and t’internet) the […]

Great teaching ideas

By |April 13th, 2012|

Teaching ideas blogger Rob Smith has some English lesson ideas around the use of visual literacies as a stimulus for writing.

Great teaching ideas blog

Among the fantastic posts are lessons based on Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing

More based on Tan’s The Arrival

A great idea for using props and music to stimulate the imagination using The Piano

Great […]