"I believe I have seen a genuine correlation between children involved in the ARTiculate workshops and target children making Age Related Expectation (ARE)...Every child benefited with progress, clearly evident in their school books."
Simon, Y4 Teacher, Leeds

"Raised pupil's writing by at least 1 sub-level - developed their ability to apply knowledge. Hopefully we will see ARTiculate in our school again!"
Andrew Howdle, Literacy Coordinator

"Very inspirational and creative - lots of new ideas to improve writing and unlock children's imaginations."
Nadia, Year 4 teacher


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Viking Word Art!

History Focus Week - Leeds primary school, Year 5
The Vikings - February 2016

Building on the children's work on the Vikings during their history topic week, I decided to put the rich vocabulary they had been learning to good use with these fantastic word-art portraits. 

We discussed the meaning of Viking runes and the children matched an appropriate symbol to an image: strength with a horse, protection with a helmet, fire with a dragon. 

The children charcoal-transferred an image onto a strip of paper (their first time!) and then used the vocabulary to fill in the lines. As a set they look very effective!

Visit the gallery to see more examples of this great work!