A creative resource pack featuring 5 classroom ideas, to help pupils explore the themes of art and family in the story. All ideas are fully resourced and feature art activities, reading comprehension and inference and PSHE links. For more on Luna Loves Art, check out our blog.

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At the gallery, Luna is transfixed by the famous art, but her classmate Finn doesn’t seem to want to be there at all. Finn’s family doesn’t look like the one in Henry Moore’s ‘Family Group’ sculpture, but then neither does Luna’s. Maybe all Finn needs is a friend. Join Luna and Finn at the Art Gallery and step inside famous works of art by Van Gogh, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and more! Can you spot all the art?

 

In this follow-up to Luna Loves Library Day, we meet Luna’s mum, and learn that not all families are the same. Spot famous art from around the world: from paintings to concept pieces, from Henri Rousseau to Jackson Pollock.

Cheryl Moskowitz has created this teaching resource to accompany The Corona Collection – A Conversation.

There are ideas for facilitating discussions around key themes and providing a space for children to discuss some of their experiences of lockdown.

There are also ideas for children to write their own poetry, inspired by some of the poems in the collection.

 

The Corona Collection – Pop Up teaching resource

Using her talent for capturing children’s perspectives and using recent interviews with children themselves, during lockdown Cheryl Moskowitz has been writing a brand new collection of poems. The Corona Collection – A Conversation records their thoughts, questions and experiences while they live in a world turned on its head by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

She asked them these questions: Suppose you woke up tomorrow and it was a corona-free world, restrictions all lifted. Where would you go? What would you do? What new rules, if any, might you put in place for a safer, happier world? Funny, touching and affecting, these poems form a unique record of children’s thoughts and feelings in a period in which our lives were turned upside down.

 

This collection was published with Pop Up Projects as a special edition for schools taking part in our programmes in 2020.

 

Complete our survey to get a free copy of The Corona Collection (Pop Up Special Edition)

Helen Docherty, the author of Abracazebra, has produced a series of ideas for using Abracazebra in the Early Years classroom. It includes ideas for introducing the book and responding to reading through roleplay and crafts.

 

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