P5-7 pulled many skills they had developed and knowledge they had gained to produce some fantastic presentations.
Worked in pairs to gather natural materials from our local beach and used the materials to create a collage. The collage was in the form of a mascot for plants. This mascot needed to have a name and the pupils had to explain why the mascot has certain features and attributes (character description). Pupils will had an opportunity to sketch a plan/design of the mascot before creating the mascot. Once they had created the mascot they continued to work together to write a poem (pupils choice – acrostic, rhyming, free verse, shape) The poem was delivered to the class by the mascot.
They used notes from previous research, activities and tests relating to this topic.
They shared the mascot and poem with the rest of the class and received peer assessment.
Convey what all living things do.
Research and present how plants reproduce.
Design and create a collage using natural materials.
Explain the reasons for my design choices.
Present information about plants though the medium of poetry.
I can explain how plants reproduce.
I can explain the lifecycle of a plant.
I can combine natural materials to fulfil a design brief.
I can use my own notes from more than one source to select and organise information and to develop my ideas in order to help create my own text – a poem.
I can use relevant technical language that adds accuracy to my writing.
They had a design task….
Design Task: Work in pairs to gather natural resource which will be used to create a plant mascot. This plant mascot needs to have a name and you must write a poem for the mascot. The poem should include details of what a plant needs to grow and survive, how plants reproduce and what all living things do (MRS GREN).
Design your mascot by sketching a rough plan. Explain why you chose certain materials or for your mascot to have certain attributes.
E’s & O’s
By investigating the lifecycles of plants and animals, I can recognise the different stages of their development SCN 2-14a
I have the opportunity to choose and explore an extended range of media and technologies to create images and objects, comparing and combining them for specific tasks. EXA 2-02a
I can make notes, organise them under suitable headings and use them to understand information, develop my thinking, explore problems and create new texts, using my own words as appropriate. LIT 2-15a
Having explored the elements which writers use in different genres, I can use what I learn to create stories, poems and plays with an interesting and appropriate structure, interesting characters and/or settings which come to life. ENG 2-31a