We are Writers!
Governors visited Rachel Keeling this week to look at the progress children and staff are making with developing reading and writing. We focused on the experiences children have been engaged in over the past two weeks. This term we find our children are oozing confidence in so many areas and they really see themselves as readers and writers (as well as musicians, sculptures, rock climbers and doctors!) Children are making recognisable marks, ascribing meaning to them and sharing them with others, often choosing to display them immediately. Staff reflect as they work and ensure children are provided with meaningful opportunities to develop holistically. It is through these experiences children are able to purposefully read and write. Our bag-making project has enabled children to plan their creations, drawing diagrams with labels and our visiting caterpillars have motivated many children to draw close observational representations. On-going provision such as the Story Station and Helicopter Stories mean children have free access to mark making resources to use independently. As we work to develop our sensory garden space, children have taken the role as experts on the flora in the space: smelling, tasting, handling the herbs, learning the names and uses of them and making signs to inform others. Our children have developed skills and have dispositions which will hopefully mean they will be writers for life!
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