We then started working with a number of post it notes with groups of curved lines like little rainbows or "nobows" as the children were calling them because of the lack of colour.
Sometimes we added the post it notes to a larger piece of paper and extended the lines creating linear patterns and helping the children with their pen control and allowing them to express their own designs.
Some classes wanted to try and "join" their pieces together on the wall and of course some pupils got their "rainbow"!
Even the younger classes got something from this lesson, black felt tips.....you just can't beat them! Sometimes I find it hard to use anything else.