Drama to develop writing

At the end of last half term, Year 3 had the opportunity to work with Kate Hopewell a drama specialist teacher. The focus was to use drama to develop non-fiction writing and oracy.  Alongside the workshop, while in class the children studied key events in Wangari’s life and why she was such an important figure. Linked to our STEAM (science unit) the children also explored what plants need to grow. The workshop led to an information-orientated performance video piece. The short clip was shown in the Friday assembly and this was all used as  stimulus to support the children in writing explanation texts in English sessions. Here are some pictures of the workshop sessions