As part of their work on Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, pupils have been writing their own descriptions of imagined mean characters and the weather. To develop their descriptive writing, some second form pupils took a trip to the Woods to look more closely at the world around them and use this to inspire their writing.
Particularly, we took time looking at the fire: the feelings and memories it evoked; the contrasting textures present; the range of colours and the movement of the flames. Pupils then used this as a stimulus for their own descriptive writing about the fire.
I think some of them produced some beautiful passages of descriptive writing even though it was a bit chilly!