On Thursday 19th November, Year 4 had the follow up visit from Michael Harvey (storyteller) and Lois Hopwood (artist) after our visit to Bleddfa Arts Centre.
First of all, he helped us to think about what makes a good story…we came up with: detail, action, dialogue, exaggeration and unexpected events. Then we recapped the story we wrote together, Michael split it into parts and each group wrote that part again but in more detail.
Year 3 and 4 walked to Knighton train station to see the train coming into the station. This was in a bid to inspire some poetry based on ‘From a Railway Carriage’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.
We then walked around Knighton, trying to follow the track thinking about what you could smell, taste, touch and hear from the railway carriage!
The train driver gave us a ‘toot-toot’ farewell and we practised our ‘Stop, look and listen’ to cross the railway track.
It is safe to say we had a few pairs of tired legs at the end of it!
Last week, Year 3 and 4 went to Bleddfa Arts Centre as part of the Presteigne Festival Project. We worked with a storyteller and an artist. It was great, we went for walks by a stream whilst we were told stories, accompanied by some music. They will be visiting us in school to follow-up on the work we completed with the aim of creating something…who knows what?! We will have to wait and see!