After many previous visits, I was thrilled to return to Carleton Green Primary during November and early December to work with a group of writers.
Week one saw the children introduced to a piece of unpublished text. We looked at it from the point of view of a writer to understand what I wanted the reader to take from the text. The children picked out language/ideas they liked and then planned out their own parallel version.
During week two and three the children used their plans to write a short three-paragraph piece with Mrs Harding. I couldn’t wait to return to see what they had created!
Week four saw me return to the school to look at the editing process. I find this a real challenge and tried to explain to the children how I go about editing my work. They tried out their editing skills, individually and in pairs, before using their ‘blue to do’ pens to self-edit their writing. They did a top job!
The following week I joined the children in assembly to showcase their work. They displayed great speaking and listening skills to read out extracts from their writing. I even put on the storytelling waistcoat to perform a short story based on the piece of text we had worked on.
I really enjoyed being part of the mini-writing project at Carleton Green Primary. The children were ace and did the school proud. Thanks to Miss Howarth and Mrs Harding for co-ordinating the sessions.