A river system

A river system, originally uploaded by LindaH.

This is the current year 5 version of a display I first did 2 years ago. We printed out a copy of mine and the TA in year 5 re-interpreted it. This is part of the power of keeping records of this stuff on-line, sharing our ideas yet still keeping stuff fresh. How many teachers drag out the same displays year after year? Sure they might put a few bits of the current class’s work on them but the main part of the display can be 4 or even 5 years old. Why does that matter? It matters because for some children the physical act of making the display whilst actually talking through the concepts helps to fix them in their mind. Here’s a link to a movie of some children talking about how they made the one below.
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About Linda Hartley

Hi, I enjoy helping teachers to make their classrooms into interesting visual learning environments. I write most of this site and I also run the Classroom Displays online course which you can find out more about in the sidebar.

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