Aims and objectives
This activity can be used to support strands from the National Literacy
Strategy at Key Stage 1 and introduce children to the development
of character and creative writing.
Pupils should approach this activity with a basic understanding
of ‘character’ although the differentiated worksheets
included with the resource will support pupils with less knowledge.
In the classroom
This is a creative and imaginative activity which children can respond
to using their senses. There are opportunities for children to observe,
assess and re-do their art work. They will enjoy making their own
monster sound effects and moving like monsters in imaginative and
role play situations.
Roll the mouse over each pair of eyes to listen to the sound effects
made by six different monsters lurking in a cave. Create a unique
monster by clicking on a pair of monster eyes! When a monster appears
in the swamp children can experiment with pattern, colour and texture
by clicking on the flower the butterfly or the rock.
When ready, the children can create their monster by clicking on
the sign post 'make monster'. monster. To print out the monster
click on 'print screen' and 'paste' into a 'Word' or 'Publisher'
document. Trying to print from the browser may take several minutes.
Children can use the worksheets attached to this activity to build
simple profiles of characters linked to stories they have read,
describing characteristics and appearances with pictures, single
words, captions and sentences. Ask children to create their own
monster linked to a story and print it out.
Use with an interactive whiteboard for large group or whole class
teaching the resource can be used to stimulate and develop talk
and classroom discussion amongst the children.
|Support materials description:
|The Foundation Stage make_a_monster.pdf can be
used for children to draw a picture of their own monster while
the KS1 make_a_monster_literacy.pdf provides additional space
for pupils to write about their monster.
Early learning goals for language for thinking
Early learning goals for writing
English – KS1: