USE YOUR IMAGINATION! COMPOSITION INSPIRED BY BLACKGANG: LAND OF IMAGINATION
Designed to support a school trip to Blackgang Chine
ENGLISH Lower Key Stage 2
Other Key Stage Variants: Key Stage 1
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This is a post-visit English writing resource that engages students with their visit to Blackgang Chine Theme Park. The resource tasks enable them to practise their crafting skills.
Students are asked to write to entertain, using their experiences at Blackgang Chine as their stimulus material. The task links to The Land of Imagination which they will have explored during their visit.
This is a follow-up resource to be completed in the classroom post-visit. This task can be introduced before the visit to Blackgang Chine Theme Park so that students are aware of the need to focus on their experience, taking note of the environment of The Land of Imagination and forming ideas for possible creative responses, in particular reference to the senses: what they see, feel, and hear.
The tasks can be integrated into English lessons at any stage throughout the academic year as a revision tool or for writing practice. It is anticipated that students will have an enriched experience as they will be reflecting on their school visit activities in a creative way, and this will reinforce how English, and writing in particular, can be a valuable expressive tool.
Key Skills Practised
Crafting a creative response
Writing to entertain: descriptive writing
Creating a text from external stimuli
Choosing language for effect; thinking about the senses and engaging the reader.
This resource in use on a school trip.
The task could be discussed in class prior to the trip so students are bearing this in mind when on their visit, focusing on the imaginative possibilities during their experience at Blackgang Chine.
During the Visit
Students could make notes on what they see, feel and hear in The Land of Imagination, and any interesting imaginative ideas, etc.
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