Mrs Bolam led a very popular and creative session, where the writing produced formed an image of what the children wrote about. The cross between art and literacy proved to be a real success and the pieces created very impressive indeed.
Some children braved drawing free hand and others had a little help, but the writing was all original.
Miss McElderry led a writing session that provided lots of warm up activities to get the children writing freely. Speed writing on various topics started the session, one minute short bursts on whiteboards proved successful. Children thrived on the challenge of improving the amount of writing each time and an impressive amount was achieved.
Group tasks involved writing an A-Z of descriptive words about windows - as this would be the medium to display their final pieces. Another was a team challenge to write as many synonmns for the word `went` as possible in a set amount of time.
One team surpassed all expectations with a staggering 111 words.
Here are a small selection of the words... walked, ran, sprinted, scooted, skated, hurdled, creeped, struted, stomped, sauntered, moped, crawled, sludged, danced, skipped, hopped...
Some even demonstated to the class what the words meant and how they could improve a piece of writing by providing a better picture for the reader of a character's mood/thoughts/situation.
It has been a fun experience because we did artistic things today. Sophie, Y7
I enjoyed themed learning because making the pictures with words in the morning was really fun and the writing in the afternoon really got me thinking. Holly, Y5
It was great and I cannot believe my work was chosen to go on the window. The word pictures were amazing! -Jamie, Y5
I enjoyed the graphic art the most. Callum, Y5
I think the two lessons have been great. The best bit was drawing on the window. Connor, Y7
Today has been fun because it was artistic and also good, because it was education. Sophie, Y7
It was an amazing day, much better than I thought it would be. Benjamin, Y8
My second experience of themed learning was great. I enjoyed every bit of it, especially word art with Mrs Bolam. Jessica, Y6
Today has been fun, doing lots of fun things. I hope we do something like this again. Charlie, Y6
I think the lessons have been fun and enjoyable and I would love to do it again. Adam, Y7
I really enjoyed the day, it was fun and exciting. Alex, Y6
I loved today's themed learning! I enjoyed both graphic art and writing a poem. Elliott, Y5
My highlight of Wellfield Writes was thinking of words to describe the Metallica album cover in the first session. Sam, Y8
I really enjoyed themed learning day. The writing activities were amazing, they gave us lots of opportunities to show off our writing skills. Millie, Y6