and at other times it accelerates me towards madness! Anyway...after all your fabulous help to start me off planning minibeasts for next term, I get told today that we have to follow framework units as a starting point in literacy. This is despite the fact our children have made accelerated progress in writing this term by not following the things! Soooo upshot of it all is we are now doing 'habitats' in science and 'traditional tales' in literacy. We have no history or geography as yet, though I think we ought to be able to cover some geography knowledge in habitats. I'm not an expert at teaching habitats at all, but I'm thinking we can learn the traditional tales and rewrite stories (Pie Corbett storytelling) in literacy having some of the settings as various habitats. Or is this really naff and I should just stick with separate lessons? Will habitats really take an entire term (ie Christmas until Easter at 2 hours a week?) Or could I just cover it in a one off timetable day? Agghhhh help needed to sort out the mess and then get some creative and excellent ideas for teaching and resources pleeeeasssse! Only exciting thing at the moment is being able to write lots of lovely fictional stories and so cover lots of NC level 2 bits! Oh and I'm thinking of a fairly empty shell for the role play with lots of weird props for children to create stories as they wish...including a writing area for them to jot ideas.