Children as authors

In keeping with my plan to blog every day, here’s today’s post:

I had the privilege of working at Huntingtree Primary School again last week; this time with the Year 5s who were in full swing with a week long celebration of books, reading and writing for #WorldBookDay, organised by AHT Claire Bracher.

The final outcome for the session was for the children to publish a book but the context of the learning meant that there was lots of cross curricular opportunities available from the English, Computing and PHSE (Values) objectives. In addition the children were able to work on the skills of speaking and listening and collaboration. The session was designed to show the children that books come in more than one format; that there is more than one way to achieve publication ie in the digital world, and also, and some would say most importantly for them to realise that there is a wider audience out there for them to aspire to reach.  

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Wilson Waffling Live – Episode 65 – Working with teaching assistants Wilson Waffling Live – Episode 64: Recorded 29th February 2016
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