Use photos and images at the start of a lesson to introduce pupils to a place of study. This encourages them to interpret the image as opposed to looking at it at face value.
Placing themselves inside the image, pupils notice more details as they connect with and use their senses.
On a small piece of paper, pupils sketch a small stick drawing to represent themselves, pair up, swap the portraits, take it in turns to place each other somewhere in the image and then ask some questions:
What can you hear?
What can you see?
What can you smell?
The other responds.
The task can be adapted for use with images shared on the interactive white board use bigger pieces of paper, though
Sarah Watts is a teaching and learning consultant for the Children's Service Department at Hampshire County Council