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Pointers on writing in reception

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by bumblebee111, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. We used an interesting photograph to stimulate discussion then I asked the children to record a sentence to say what was in the picture.

    You could play games with recording words as answers eg. play a sound, and the children write down what they can hear?

    I agree it's really difficult to find interesting ideas without repeating the same old stuff. I look forward to what others can offer.
  2. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    We have one major focussed writing session each week, with all children working with either myself or my TA throughout the day.
    Sometimes children choose what to draw and write about, but usually it is linked to our topic.
    This term our topic is "New Life" and they've labelled the parts of a plant, written "froggy facts", written (hopefully) imaginative ideas about what could come out of the mysterious colourful egg that they found in class, written captions to match pictures illustrating episodes from Jack and Beanstalk, recorded what they saw on their Spring walk, and written list of pancake ingredients (we read "Mr Wolf's pancakes, and then made our own pancakes on Shrove Tuesday)
    Last half-term our topic was "Ourselves" (with a bit of winter work at the beginning). The children draw and labelled items that keep our teddy warm in Winter, wrote about the baby who came to visit us, written about what makes them happy, labelled the parts of the body and written about how they like to keep fit.

    This is in addition to having plenty of different resources on the writing table for CI writing, and opportunities for CI writing in the role-play area.

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