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English Writing

  • Writing Poetry
  • Composition skills, planning writing, evaluating and editing, reviewing and sharing work
  • Read aloud what they have written with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear
  • Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, listen and respond

A nature and eco-poetry session using writing to articulate the historical and contemporary relationships between living things (people, animals, plants) and habitats in Wollaton Park. The session will include collecting ecological data and writing outdoors in different locations around the site. Pupils will develop their skills in poetry composition and widen their vocabulary. They will be introduced to the concept of deep mapping: creating a ‘wild Wollaton conversation’ through layering their writing, drawings and data to help build a ‘deep map’ of Wollaton Park to take back to school.

  • Writing and reading poetry: developing skills in comprehension and composition, writing descriptive and evocative poems.
  • Understanding relationships between animals and habitats on site (e.g. deadwood habitats).
  • First hand practical experiences: data collection, identifying animals and plants.
  • Making a creative and imaginative map of Wollaton Park.
  • Emotional wellbeing: spending time outdoors in nature.

Session Duration: 1.5 hours | 10.30am–12.00pm or 1.00pm – 2.30pm.
Cost: £5 per pupil

Key Stage: 2/3

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