- Writing: children use their phonic knowledge
- Making relationships: They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity
- Understanding: children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions
- Where My Wellies Take Me by Clare and Michael Morpurgo
- A3 paper (with story map drawn on)
- Colouring pencils
- Punched pocket or envelope for each child
Introduce Where My Wellies Take Me Share a selection of poems from the text Tell children that the writers loved walking through the countryside as children and can still remember what they saw now they are grown ups Talking partners – children to discuss what sort of things you can see in the countryside.
Put children in pairs Give each pair a story map, colouring pencils, glue and punched pocket or envelope Tell children that they are going to create a record of their walk to help them remember their experience Ask children to take a walk through the natural area and record what they see on their journey Children can choose to record their experiences by writing words (e.g. tree, mud, ladybird), drawing or sticking on natural found objects like leaves
Encourage children to think of adjectives to describe what they can see e.g. squelchy mud Create a word bank of adjectives to help create a class poem chronicling the children’s walk through the countryside.