Through reading, students can be
transported through time and space, and the beauty of books is often in the imagination of the reader. Author James Hartley shows us how to use creative writing activities to encourage to students to imagine and invent new stories and worlds.
The arts are often placed within a context of supporting other subjects and imbued with myths about how children’s artistry is developed. Ellen Winner outlines some research based approaches to thinking about arts education and assessment.
In our ongoing series discussing the new national curriculum, our English expert, Wendy Morton discusses some of the aspects of the writing composition requirements for the Key Stage 1 & 2 English curriculum.