Week 5 - 30th November 2020
This week we have begun writing Helicopter Stories. This is where children dictate a story to an adult scribe. The story can be as short as a simple phrase or sentence, or as long and complex as they like. The adult writes the story in the child's own words and supports the children to do the bits they can-for example writing their name at the end, writing the first sound of a word, a whole word-until the child, over time, is able to write independently. Because the story is written in the child's own words, it helps them to read back their story-which is, of course, the purpose of writing-we write a message to be read by ourselves or another person. The children have been very keen to come and write a story with a grown up and we have been very proud of the enthusiasm for having a go at doing some of the writing themselves. Thank you for all your hard work in supporting the children with their phonics learning at home-this is really showing in both the children's reading and their writing! Not all children have had a chance at writing a story yet, but below are a sample of some of the children's work.