At Christ Church, we teach reading through RWI. In Nursery, this starts later on in the year. Before the formal Phonics teaching begins, we develop our listening skills, develop our communication skills and strengthen our fine motor skills to ensure that we are ready to hear, say and write sounds.
Developing a love of reading allows children to explore different worlds, experiences and a range of vocabulary. Repeating stories is great to allow children to learn and join in with repeated phrases and even recognising rhyming words and filling in the gaps.
Story time happens every day in school where we read books with a range of voices and actions to immerse the children in the adventure. We also talk about the story asking questions to help support the children's understanding. What can you see in the pictures? Who was walking through the deep, dark wood? Who was hiding in the cave?
Please join in with our 1000 Stories Challenge to develop your child's love of reading too!
For World Book Day, we explored three different stories.
Spinderella the spider.
In our classroom, Spinderella had trapped story characters in her web. We used tweezers to rescue them.
Pirates Love Underpants
We made our own pirate hats and collaged our own underpants!
We used loose parts to create a Stickman portrait.
We ended our day listening to a special World Book Day story read by Sir Lenny Henry.
On Monday 6th February, we went into the forest for Muddy Monday to find that someone had been cutting down our trees. We used our predictions skills drawing on previous stories we had read as well as the clues we found to make our predictions.
On returning to the classroom, our story of the week appeared. It was The Great Paper Caper and we found out that the bear was the culprit.
In our Draw and Talk session, we created our own culprit for the story and retold the story with our own character. We had lots of creative ideas including the Big Bad Unicorn and the Sneaky Fox!
Let's Build a House
The Three Little Pigs
Somebody swallowed Stanley
These stories focus on materials. We will look at instructions of how to build a house and signs in different environments such as construction sites and maps. This will help us with our pre-reading skills of listening and understanding and recognising that print has different meanings and purposes.