It was such a pleasure to give inset on using picture books at Our Lady of Lourdes R C Primary School in Brent today. Everyone was enthralled by all the wonderful picture books I brought with me, and the discussions about how to use them were fabulous. There were loads of ideas for enthusing children, developing their reading, writing and creativity, and supporting every area of the curriculum. We talked a lot about the richness of picture books, the layers of meaning in them, and their enormous scope, from nursery right up to year 6. This is one of the photos I shared – picture book choice in action at Oxford Gardens Primary School.
I am looking forward to giving a course at Heath Books in Sutton on 4 July on using picture books to support learning at key stage 2.