In Literacy, we have been looking at our use of adjectives and how we can improve our sentences using carefully chosen words. We started the week by using close up images of animals’ eyes to really describe what we could see; looking at the fine details in the pictures to really help our descriptive writing come alive. Additionally, we have been using dictionaries and thesauruses to try and up-level our work further and make our writing as powerful as possible.
Whilst we had some success with this, we felt the children’s writing could go further! So… we decided to enlist the help of some bubbles! We thought if the children could see and interact with the bubbles, their writing may become more powerful and meaningful. We spent some time observing the bubbles, and generating a list of adjectives, adverbs and verbs that we could use to describe such a simple process – moving bubbles! Needless to say, the children loved playing with the bubbles, proving how universally appealing they are to children of all ages!
Afterwards, we used our list and improved upon it, discussing the best words from our original ideas. Finally, we generated our own poems from our word bank, and we were delighted with the results. Some of the poems were exceptional.