I have began to notice the children can describe how things look till they have used every adjective in their word bank. Get them to describe the smells on the other hand is as close to impossible as possible. Unfortunately for them, and me, you can’t write a piece of description with your sense of … More Smells; the lost sense?
A brief literature review of Assessment for Learning in English, Mathematics and Science. According to Hodgen and Askew (2010) the interest in Assessment for Learning in the UK originates in the review by Black and Wiliam, later summarised by Inside the Black Box (Black and Wiliam, 1998). Dann, (2014) comments that more than ten years … More Assessment for Learning in English, Mathematics and Science – A brief literature review
During my NQT year I found it a real struggle to facilitate and encourage carpet discussion in my classroom. I found that when asked to ‘turn to your partner’ the children would do one of three things: one child would be overly dominant leaving the other with nothing to say and feeling like they cannot … More Talking Threes – Three heads are better than one.
Over the holidays Wonkey the Donkey visited Portugal. Can you see some of the places he went and activities he did? How do you think he felt at different parts of his holiday? Does he look like he is enjoying himself?
A couple weeks ago I visited an exhibition in Somerset House, The Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition. An exhibition about how, as humans, we have had a significant global influence on the planet. I was particularity struck by an artist called Yan Wang Preston. She photographed trees in an urban environment, focusing on the Chinese tree trade. … More Trees: Photography
Still-lifes are deceptively easy and children can create a thought provoking still life relatively simply. This is because a still-life is as much about the arrangement and choice of objects as the technique and execution. Best results are made when children choose what they want to draw, even if this is from a selection of … More Creating a still life in the classroom; Steenwyck, Matisse and Morandi.
The dictionary definition of photography is that it is the activity or job of taking photographs or filming. Although I think that this is an incredibly basic a much more comprehensive definition defines photography as a science and an art with the outcome of creating durable images to record a chosen moment in time. Photography … More Photography