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DfES Strategy for Literacy


Hand-bound logbook

Imagination - poems

Who was Saint Sebastian?

Darius's story

Veronese's studio

Tobias' letters

Puppet theatre

Writing in role

Poetry trees

Model theatres

'Three Friends' poem

How the picture began

Literacy dog

Seaside poems

People in the 'Beach Scene'

Sharing ideas

Animation scriptwriting



Speaking and listening


People in the 'Beach Scene'

St. Mary's School

Each reception pupil at St. Mary's School in Bodmin chose a person in Degas's 'Beach Scene' to paint. As a speaking and listening exercise they talked together about what the figures might be doing and saying. Living so closely to the sea they were also able to share their own coastal experiences.

© St. Mary's School. Used by permission.