Miss Parker noticed that the children all loved stickers. When she asked them what they wanted to learn about they gave all sorts of answers so we decided to learn about lots of different things while linking the learning through our love of stickers. Look at the pages in our Floor book to see what we learning we did….
One of the other great things that we did was become authors using the stickers to help us. We learnt that stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. We also learnt if we were going to be story authors our story would need a problem in the middle which was then solved at the end.
First we made up some stories orally and recorded them on a special video. Click on the link to see the three stories we made up.
The following week it was our turn to write the stories we made up. We wrote one as a whole class and then we all had a go at doing some writing of our own. Some children concentrated on writing the initial sounds they could hear in words, some children wrote the beginning sentence of their story and some children were challenged to write the whole of their story!
To help them the children had a sentence hand, a phoneme strip and some tricky word bookmarks. The sound button makes it easier to remember what we are trying to write. This made it much easier to remember all the different things you need to when you’re writing.
Look at some of our amazing work…..
We hope you like our stories. We’d love you to comment and tell us what you think.
What have we been learning?
- About the structure of a simple story.
- About the characters in a story.
- To make up stories we can tell out loud.
- To write the sounds we know to write a sentence.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Talk about the beginning, the middle and the end of stories which you read together at home.
- See if you can find the problem in a story and say how it was solved.
- See if you can make up some stories of your own using stickers if you have them or by drawing three pictures.
- Encourage your children to write as independently as possible by listening for the sounds in word and writing the ones they can hear. Don’t expect them to be able to write everything correctly. Look at the examples above for ideas of what your child should be achieving at this stage in FS2.
Don’t forget if you do any of these activities at home to let us know either on an email or a wow moment which we’ll display in the classroom.