Get your children talking about their next project with our new project boards

Generating meaningful talk

Why not begin your next project with one of our new project boards? Designed to help you strike up a conversation with children about your chosen Imaginative Learning Project (ILP), these boards combine a variety of thematic images and quotes relevant to the topic. Pop them on your classroom whiteboard before beginning a project to see how the children react and generate meaningful talk. Below are some questions you could ask to open your conversations.

  • What is the name of our next project?
  • What do you think this project might be about?
  • What clues are there?
  • How are the pictures connected?
  • Is there a common theme?
  • What do you think the quote means?
  • Can you think of any words that might be useful for this project?
  • What do you already know about this topic?
  • What do you want to know about this topic?

Home learning tasks

As a home learning task, why not ask children to take a copy of the project board home to discuss with parents and carers or use as a starting point for generating research questions or a mind map of existing knowledge.

At the end of a project, the boards can be revisited to add facts and information as a visual summary of a project.

Where to find them

Each ILP has a project board. Existing customers can find them on The Hub in the documents section for each ILP. If you're not currently a customer, you can still take a look as one is included with each download of our free Cornerstones Curriculum sample projects.

Find out more at our free information session


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Melanie Moore

Mel is Curriculum Director and the author of the Cornerstones Curriculum. She writes, edits and oversees all curriculum materials and leads our creative team. Mel has over 20 years of primary teaching experience, including as a deputy headteacher. She has also been a teacher adviser and a local authority strategy adviser.

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