Friday, 29 March 2013

Crime and Punishment Classroom Display

One of the most exciting topics I've ever taught - Crime and Punishment! The children learnt about crime and punishment throughout the ages with a focus on the Victorian and Tudor periods.

To the right are self portraits which the children painted of themselves at the beginning of the year. As a class we looked at Tudor portraits in art and through our outdoor learning sessions we created our own paint from natural materials and the children painted portraits of their peers. 

Dinosaurs Classroom Display

Here are some photos of the first display I created in a Year 1 classroom as a teaching student during my school based teaching practise. The idea was to make it as exciting and engaging as possible for the children but also interactive. The display changed over the course of the topic and as the children's writing developed their work was pegged up on the display. This display also incorporated photographs of the children hard at work and also books and tactile objects were displayed which were suited to the topic for the children to explore - e.g. dinosaur bones which we found in the school grounds! The children also enjoyed creating the giant dinosaur for the display using paint and other materials.

The children's writing was pegged onto a strip of ribbon stapled to the wall.

Material was used as part of the display to another another tactile element to it, as well as being a colourful finishing touch!


Books displayed at the bottom of the display for the children to read in choosing time or to take home and share with their parents.