No Pens Day Wednesday

This Wednesday we joined hundreds of schools nationally by putting our pens and pencils away and using our Speaking and Listening skills to learn instead.

What is No Pens Day Wednesday?

Take a look at the assembly below which really got us all thinking:

no-pens-day-wednesday-primary-assembly.pdf (27 downloads)

We were startled to discover the importance of a good vocabulary for future success.

Then we spent the day learning through “talk”.

Here we are doing our phonics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practising the art of conversation:

 

Maths outdoors – measuring and recording without pencils:

History and art – learning through instruction and good listening:

Question and answer games and inventing our own animal riddles:

We learned such a lot without using a pencil or a pen.