River Display

River Display Year 5

Originally uploaded by LindaH

I was pleased to see that flickr had introduced video this morning so I thought I’d add this example from my degree research.
This was very much a joint effort with the children involved at every stage, including the planning. Groups worked on the display over the course of a week. Vocabulary and concepts were introduced verbally as the elements of the display were built up. Labels were generated by the children, typed on the computer and laminated (by me). Finally all the sections were labelled by the children in a whole class session. This involved children choosing and agreeing where labels should go with very little adult intervention. This allowed for formative assessment and checking of grasp of concepts.
The completed display:
River display
The same topic and method, with refinements, were used the following year:
A river system

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.