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Discussion in 'Early Years' started by peatles, Jan 20, 2011.
Just what it says really, what is on yours? numeracy and literacy.
Love to hear your ideas
I don't have a working wall! Woohoo!
Every wall is a "working wall" -we have things that can be put on and off all over-and the children do it too.
that is exactly what I think however the peop[le who walk around our school seem to need a flashing neon sign saying 'working wall' else they don't see it!!!!
In the early years - I would like to see the main display wall as a phonics reading and writing wall.
I would like to see very clear alphabetic code friezes up to the point the children have reached in the alphabetic code for the teacher to refer to in her teacher-led lessons and to build up as the lessons progress.
I would like to see any tricky, common words clearly displayed on the main wall (and also next to any writing area).
I would like to see some cumulative words for the children to be able to blend - or a poem, for example, that the children can read aloud together.
I would like to see some graphemes on a 'say the sounds' poster for the children to say the sounds at any point during the day; and also for the teacher to say the sounds so the children can point to the graphemes.
I would like to see any writing attempts of the children on the wall to appreciate their efforts at writing - and this can be built up and changed as a continuum. It would be good to include their pictures to match the writing too.
I would like to see an alphabet to show the bank of letter shapes - both lower case and upper case.
Our EYFS advisor suggested things you are learning that week e.g. sounds, numbers to 10 and photos with captions e.g. 'Toby made a long train track, can you make a longer one?' As we put things up, we show the children.
In my ideal classroom I wouldn't have a learning wall, but I'm in a school with a category so I tick the necessary boxes and worry about the big things........the childrens happiness and learning.
In all our carpet areas where a focused activity takes place we have a Jolly Phonics frieze, tricky words that we are working on, alternative tree poster and letter formation poster. Above this we have a number line with odd numbers in one colour and even numbers in another.
Like the idea of having sentences to read or a poem. The children to refer to it and even my own child who is five when he comes in talks about it. We have quite a lot of walls and the others are filled with kids work.