We reached the end of yet another full on and busy week in Class 8, with all the children asking constantly,
“Will we be doing the Writing Cafe again on Friday, Mr Bradley?”
This time the children came back from (yet another wet) lunch time to find tables positioned in small groups of 4, with napkins (for the ‘messy’ writers) and brand new pencils (cutlery) in their places. Again, it was a buzzing and excited atmosphere in the class – what more could a teacher ask for? Already eager, they went straight to their places and had a look at the menu choices for today.
I had decided on a theme of discovery that ran through the menu, this time with a combination of narrative and non-fiction writing to whet the children’s appetites.
Enthusiastic to get going, the children made their choices quickly and off they went…
As always in writing cafe, there was the opportunity during the session for the children to have a break and a biscuit! Custard creams were on the menu today – along with some fab writing! The ‘control’ the children showed when the biscuits were served was brilliant. Again they challenged each other to write a little more before they were allowed a taste!
We had music playing in the background and a fun and relaxed atmosphere in the class this afternoon which all led to some lovely writing from the children. Who knew George Ezra could have such and effect!
The afternoon flew by and it was soon time to get ourselves ready to go home. This was met with groans and moans amongst the children who didn’t want the cafe to end. All very good to hear!
Let’s hope the next time is met with the same fantastic response! Well done Class 8! 🙂