KS2 English National Curriculum: KS2 English, Year 5 and 6 Writing – Composition..
Pupils should be taught: To plan their writing by: identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary in writing narratives considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to or seen performed
The nine films show how the group we worked with created an illustrated book telling a story inspired by contact with and life drawing of, an animal. In this case the animal was a Macaw from ZSL London Zoo but any other animal will do. The workshop was delivered over two days by artist Jane Porter with a group of Year 6 pupils. We suggest you break the workshop into two sessions as this allows the pattern sheets created with acrylic paint to fully dry.