Family Literacy Focused Group
There was a lot prepared for this activity which was good, and the interactive games, creation and writing activities stimulated active participation from all the children. The freedom of choice over writing at the end was encouraging and positive, and yielded a variety of written works, from cartoons to poems.
In building upon this experience it is important to focus on the purpose of the activity, enjoyment and engagement with literacy activities. The history element is there as part of the setting and inspiration for learning, but there is no need to present dense information on this, rather seek to build on the interactive experiences so that the children feel bursting to write about something.
“Pupils should be taught about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality”