St Joseph's Catholic Primary & Nursery School

Kingston

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School Development Priority

To raise the profile and engagement of children in writing and continue to improve standards in writing, particularly boys.

Creative Catalyst Project

To explore how working from the body can help to enrich vocabulary and support greater motivation for writing.

Project update after school visits

  • A Year 5 class is finding new ways into writing and story making via this term’s topic: The Mayans
  • This approach to story and writing development is an interesting cross-art model of practice, combining immersive space (visual art), physicalised character development (movement and drama), and question ‘stations’ (creative writing)

"One of my dreams is to defeat the god of darkness, and I live with my mother" - Pupil responding to a question in the ‘voice' of his Mayan character.