Teacher Training Primary School

4 Weeks into the term and Teach Your Class To Draw is beginning to work!

September 30, 2017

Only 4 weeks into the term and Year 4 pupils are beginning to really develop their drawing skills. This example shows that the pupil is aware of shapes and tries to improve this in a second drawing. He still presses too hard with his pen but has got used to not having a rubber and just ignores the discarded lines. He doesn't cross his work out and marks with the Smiley Face Assessment. Set up for the lesson. I managed to get objects that were similar shapes to the last 3 lessons from around the room. I placed them on the tables READ MORE

Drawing is best to teach at the beginning of Year 4. This is an example 2 weeks in to the term and lesson 2.

September 27, 2017

Drawing is best to teach at the beginning of Year 4.  Lesson 2 Observation Drawing went well. When you look at these  sketchbook examples you can see the development through the drawing. Usually the second drawing. What went well is the children would try one drawing  knowing they get to do another one so were relaxed about making what they perceived as mistakes. The second drawing was usually better and they were able to discuss with their partner how they could make drawing number 2 better. The Smiley Face Assessment system works brilliantly with this lesson. Children do not cross out work READ MORE