Observing and describing: stimulus for writing

Close observational drawings

Talking and describing to a partner

Word bank of descriptive words generated by pupils (‘wow words’)

Poetry writing as response, shared with partner and then with someone else who chose same object/s.

Impact

Pupils engrossed by drawing

Spoke freely and animatedly re collection

Many ideas came from children including questions to follow up later

Opened up possibilities for further creative activities such as making own cups and teapots using variety of materials, learning to make tea.

Next Steps

More information on collection online would be useful re stars and re craftsmanship.

Would like to pursue global citizenship possibilities eg ways tea is made by different families within class / cultures represented

Perhaps have a ‘tea party’ event to encompass learning: showcase art, read poetry, invite parents/ families in.