Talk 4 Writing
At Stoneyholme we incorporate the Talk 4 Writing process into our English work. The children learn a story by heart and use props and drama to make sure they know the story really well. Then they map out the story and use that as a basis for changing the story into a new one. Firstly, they change parts of the story such as a character or setting then eventually move on to using the basic map to invent their own story. Older children create a toolkit of ideas, vocabulary and strategies from the learned story to incorporate into their own invented story.
These pictures show the Talk 4 Writing process on our Learning Walls and in the children's books.
This week saw the launch of our fabulous Reading Bus. We invited award winning author Alan Durant who came to talk to the children about reading and then cut the ribbon to officially open the bus.
The children in Reception have started their handwriting training!
This is all about becoming stronger and having good core muscles and all this before holding a pencil!