Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Children's Storytelling: Reading and Drawing with KS1

I seem to have been doing a lot of school visits lately - perhaps that's why I've had two colds in the last 3 weeks and am coughling like a 40-a-day smoker as we speak! 

These pictures are from the delightful Hazel Grove Primary, where I worked with KS1 children all day.

During the storytellings with the littlest children, we rolled out long sheets of white paper and everyone worked together on massive illustrations. I read Stinky! to one class so we created the smelliest picture in the world (covered in fat flies). With a different class we did Class Two at the Zoo, so I drew the outline of a massively long anaconda and they all filled its belly with strange and interesting meals (an elephant, a tree with a monkey in, a helicopter...)

With the Y2 children I read Dragon's Dinner, then we wrote stories, starting them with some of the things you might say if you were being chased by a dragon.

After school, a local bookshop supplied stock and I sat and signed lots of books for the children and the school. A lovely day - thank you Hazel Grove!


Helen said...

Sounds like a fun day and how wonderful for the children. Hope your cold goes soon!

Miraculous Mosquito said...

That sounds like so much fun! I bet they loved doing those drawings:)

Lynne Chapman said...

Yes, they got very excited. The big paper roll was a teacher's idea, as they happenend to have one, but it's somehing I think I'll do again.