Getting Ready To Write - Part Three

Getting Ready to Write - Part Three looks specifically at the phonological knowledge students need to write. As I mentioned in Part One, students require a strong knowledge of letter sounds and names to be able to write independently. This blog focuses on and provides more detailed information about the phoneme understanding students need to write.

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Once Upon A Taniwha

The success criteria that the students worked towards for both of their own characters and the Taniwha were to have a title, interesting starter sentence, a character, setting, problem and... Read more about 'Once Upon A Taniwha'...

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Playing with Poems

We wrote some great Spring haiku poems with Mrs Young and painted blossoms on trees to make them look like Cherry Blossom trees. Read more about 'Playing with Poems'...

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Phonological Awareness

It is important for children to hear, identify and understand the sounds around them. This is called phonological awareness. Children with good phonological awareness are aware that there are different sounds in speech. This is important for communicating, reading and writing.

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Blog reading at home

Creating confident readers doesn’t just happen in isolation. It takes a school-wide reading culture along with a strong home-school partnership to foster the love of reading and literacy progress. Read more about 'Blog reading at home'...

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Room 10's New Beginnings

To keep the transition as easy as possible for the new children, I have adopted some similar routines and a timetable used Room 15 and 16. Read more about 'Room 10's New Beginnings'...

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Science - Planet Earth and Beyond

Room 13 have wondered about and observed the various phenomena that the Sun and Moon create and have gathered a number of facts about the solar system and its planets.

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Poems

We then moved around with a buddy and wrote what the object: looked like, felt like, smelt like and how would it move or act.

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