First of all we got rid of the writing table? They want their children to be proud of them. And there has been a whole series of spinoffs. The whole school is taught in Talk-for-Writing style but family involvement is working its way up the school with the initial cohort, so we now have family storytelling involvement from foundation to Year 3.
This approach has gone from strength to strength. Now the families come in and join the storytelling once a half term and the children regularly take story maps home to work with their families on innovating or inventing their own stories. Of course I have because children come to me at very different starting points both physically and academically.
The children also now do Philosophy for Children.
Just from a little story map. In the autumn term ofmy school was lucky enough to be selected by Sheffield Council to take part in a project with Pie Corbett and Julia Strong that was investigating what difference it would make if the families of reception children were involved in the Talk-for-Writing storytelling approach.
So they share at least four stories a term with their families. There were just too many things to do.
The approach has made a huge difference — the children can now express themselves and articulate their ideas. They are very supportive of us as a school.
Now they can talk and write properly structured stories independently. Now I know how to build the foundations so they can become story tellers.
I want you to watch your child telling a story. We have massively raised the profile of writing… So how have we done it? Before the project, trying to teach children to write stories was like building a house without foundations.
There has been a complete change in what they can achieve, and in what I expect them to achieve.Inspire your EYFS children to give meaning to marks as they draw and paint with this creative, \'Mark Making with Natural Materials\' activity.
The children explore a selection of natural materials, such as pine cones, sticks and shells.
Shows interest in the activities of others and responds differently to children and adults, e.g. may be more interested in watching children than adults or may pay more attention when children talk to them.
Posts about Talk for Writing written by eyfsmatters. Get me outta here! EYFSMatters I am an Early Years practitioner who has a passion for play based learning and all things creative. I love the engagement, enthusiasm and. Talk for Writing Primary Adviser Maria Richards explains why you must invest time and have a plan if you want to reap the potential benefits of Talk for Writing for your school.
According to Wikipedia, "Rome wasn't built in a day" is an adage attesting to the need for time to create great things. Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) their play, everyday activities and planned activities, and learn from parents about what the child does at home (observation).
• and at the end of the EYFS in the EYFS Profile. Using drama activities as a Talk for writing strategy Using drama activities as a Talk for writing strategy Drama activities can be used effectively across the curriculum to promote high-quality thinking, discussion and written outcomes.
Some drama or talk activities in particular can help to prepare children for writing certain text types.Download