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  1. Leyland St. James’ Creativity

  2. Creative practices St. James' CE (Aided) Primary School Music created by Year 3 during the school’s Anthony Browne week

  3. ‘Into the forest’ – who would you take with you? KS1 creative role play

  4. ‘The tunnel’ – building our own tunnels Key Stage Two creative role play

  5. Into the forest, what do I see … KS1 cross-curricula ICT work to support Anthony Browne week

  6. ‘Anthony Browne week’ – creative awards

  7. Outline of project • Theme • Investigating creative approaches to curriculum development by exploring the use of local authority expertise in ICT and music. • Focus upon the planning of creative themes within FS and KS1 but the initial phase involved the whole school. • September 2007 (return to school/’getting to know you’ week). All year groups planned Anthony Browne topic, engaging the children within linked writing, ICT and music activities based upon the series of books. Supportive music workshops were utilised to help plan activities and engage the children. • Key skills • Impact on the quality of children’s learning through the development of enquiry skills, creative thinking, motivation, self-awareness and communication

  8. Objectives and success criteria • The bid • Engage the children in ‘joined up’ curriculum areas that enable them to experience in-depth learning and thinking • Impact on the quality of children’s learning through the development of enquiry skills, creative thinking, motivation, self-awareness and communication • Raise attainment within writing • Explore themed learning (including role play) - new development for staff whose usual planning experience centres on subject-based learning. • Create a secure learning environment for all through involvement of all staff in the initial ‘taster’ project will - ensuring the continuation of the main project within FS/KS1.

  9. Organisation of the project • Initial involvement of all staff throughout age ranges – one week • Involving support of David Ashworth • Ongoing continuation of themed planning within KS1 • Involving support of consultant – ICT, thematic planning and role play • Also a series of whole school Smart board staff meetings

  10. Whole school personnel involvement • Head teacher • EYS/FS leader • Literacy governor • Literacy coordinator • All staff

  11. Monitoring & Evaluation • Governor/SLT/subject leader involvement • New planning formats trialled for KS1/FS • Subject leader monitoring of plans as part of own subject leader action plan bidding process • Feedback to governors from literacy/FS coordinator • Feedback to governors from literacy/FS coordinator

  12. More of the norm within KS1 writing – wasn’t before! Impact • Themed planning • Several follow on topics e.g. Katie Morag books have lead to a greater confidence in writing • Willingness to write • Use of connectives • Use of powerful words • Children completely immersed in topics • Positive feedback during parent/child conferences • Staff enthusiasm • Development of role play and continuous provision area • Use of new technology and software • Especially Smart Board software

  13. ‘Into the forest’ – who would you take with you? ‘Into the forest’ – what would you find in there? ‘The tunnel’ – building our own tunnels ‘The tunnel’ – building our own tunnels

  14. ‘Into the forest’ – creating our own forest world ‘Anthony Browne week’ – creative awards

  15. Where has it led • Continuation of team planning and themed topics • Development of role play an continuous provision • Use of ‘getting to know you days’ as a creative time • Displays, collaborative music • Next stage • KS1/FS themed planning based around EYSFS areas of learning • Continued development of shared role play resources area

  16. Is there anything you would you change? • Tip • Flexibility due to availability and type of support • Need • More obvious access to those who provide help enabling you to ‘tailor’ their skills to your project (no agenda)

  17. Breakdown of costs • Anthony Browne literature • £200 • David Ashworth • £600 • KS1 ICT consultant • £300 x 3 = 900 • KS1 role play development • £300