The children have literacy sessions each and every day. At the beginning of Year 1 we concentrate on our children forming sentences independently. So we encourage our children to sound the words they don't know how to spell, plan their sentences in their head to try and prevent getting mixed up in the sentence whilst trying to remember capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Phew - our little ones are remembering a lot aren't they!
We plan our lessons around familiar texts and applying CVC/CVCC (See Phonic Planning) words into sentences.
In our first term we look at Owl Babies, Farmer Duck, The Tiger Who Came for Tea and Hog the Hedgehogs. At first when exploring books we tend to describe a main character. So in TTWCFT we would describe the tiger;
* The tiger has black stripes.
* The tiger is big.
* The tiger makes a mess in the hall. (More complicated sentence)
Moving to sequencing the story and writing sentences about the story.
Speaking about the story also helps your child's literacy skills. Such as;
*What happens next?
*How do you think the Mum was feeling?
* What would you do if a Tiger came to our house for tea? Why?
Any writing your child does is useful and beneficial!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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