Literacy

Summer Week 5 – The Enormous Turnip!

Our literacy both in school and at home this week will be based around the story The Enormous Turnip, this is a lovely traditional tale about a turnip that just won’t budge! We hope that you have lots of fun reading the story and using some of the ideas and Literacy suggestions in the home learning pack to help to structure your week. Please remember that these ideas are just suggestions, you can choose to do a little or as many as you like and you can also think of your own fun ideas! The video link for the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’ is also below incase this is a book that you don’t have at home.

This week in our Literacy, we will be thinking again about story mapping and ‘Talk for Writing’ (T4W). This is a way of learning to translate reading into writing by sequencing, drawing pictures to represent sentences and then acting out the story. We use story maps as a way to support the children in learning a story, by immersing children in a story they are able to retell it and then in the future, use that story as inspiration for their own stories! It also supports children in the Reception year to become more confident writers and encourages performing through a love of books. Your children will be familiar with story mapping as we have covered this already in the Reception year for a  number of different stories.

There are some photographs below that show how an ‘Enormous Turnip’ story map could look (drawn by an adult) and a video delivering a story in the Talk for Writing style. As always, please email if you have any questions!

The Enormous Turnip powerpoint

Summer Week 4 – Handa’s Surpise

Our literacy this week continues with our story, but with a little twist. This time we are thinking about instructions on how to make a ‘fruit salad’. You may wish to look at other recipes and instructions too. Activities are just suggestions, you can choose to do as many or as little as you like. I have made some videos to aid your learning this week. Please see below:

Summer Week 3 – Handa’s Surprise

Our literacy both in school and at home this week will be based around the story Handa’s Surprise, this is a lovely story all about some sneaky animals and lots of delicious fruits! We hope that you have lots of fun reading the story and using some of the ideas and Literacy suggestions in the home learning pack to help to structure your week. Please remember that these ideas are just suggestions, you can choose to do a little or as many as you like and you can also think of your own fun ideas! The video link for the ‘Handa’s Surprise’ is also below incase this is a book that you don’t have at home.

This week in our Literacy, we will be thinking about story mapping and ‘Talk for Writing’ (T4W). This is a way of learning to translate reading into writing by sequencing, drawing pictures to represent sentences and then acting out the story. We use story maps as a way to support the children in learning a story, by immersing children in a story they are able to retell it and then in the future, use that story as inspiration for their own stories! It also supports children in the Reception year to become more confident writers and encourages performing through a love of books. Your children will be familiar with story mapping as we have covered this already in the Reception year for a  number of different stories.

There are some photographs below that show how a ‘Handa’s Surprise’ story map could look (drawn by an adult) and a video of Pie Corbett (the man behind T4W) delivering a story in the Talk for Writing style. As always, please email if you have any questions!

Story Mapping & T4W

Story Time!

Hi everyone! We hope that you enjoy watching the Reception team reading some of your favourite stories! If you would like us to put a video of you sharing your favourite stories from home, please email them over and we will share them on the home learning page! 😊

Story time

'The Very Bouncy Bear', with Mrs Wilkie 🙂

Posted by Ash Green Primary Academy on Monday, 27 April 2020

 

Story time

'Here Come The Aliens', with Mrs Parsons

Posted by Ash Green Primary Academy on Monday, 20 April 2020

Story time

'Sugarlump and the Unicorn', with Miss Bishop

Posted by Ash Green Primary Academy on Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Story time

Are you ready for story time?'Incy Wincy Spider', with Mrs Wilkie 🙂

Posted by Ash Green Primary Academy on Thursday, 26 March 2020

Summer Week 2 – Supertato

We hope you are enjoying the story Supertato. Below are some links to support you with this weeks learning.

superhero story paper

writing frame paper

writing frame paper

Summer Week 1- SuperTato

Our literacy both in school and at home this week will be based around the story SuperTato, this is a brilliant story all about an unlikely hero! We hope that you have lots of fun reading the story and using some of the ideas and Literacy suggestions below to help to structure your week. The video link for the story is also below incase this is a book that you don’t have at home.

Some resources that you might want to use are linked below. Remember to send over some photos for us!

Summer Overview 2020

SuperTato Speech Bubbles

SuperTato Powerpoint

Supertato Writing Frame

Evil Pea ‘Wanted’ poster

Here is a video link for the story ‘SuperTato’ incase it is a story that you haven’t got at home!

Reading Online

I have found a fantastic free book service called Vooks and would definitely recommend Reception parents to take advantage of the ‘1 month free’ offer…Vooks is a growing library of animated storybooks that streams on all your favourite devices, including Smart Tvs! Their aim is to encourage the love of reading by retaining all of the important elements of story time: read-along pacing, life lessons, and a visual connection between words and text. They have a huge range of books in their online library and if you sign up now, they can all be accessed free of charge! Some stories are quite ‘American’ but they do have a section full of family favourites and classics, such as ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’. Click the picture to head to the Vooks website!

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If you search for the app it has been free since 18/3/20 and you can download it to
your device to engage your child to read over the next few weeks!

 

 

 

Oxford Owl can be accessed using the following link https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

This website is full of free e-books and resources for many areas of the curriculum!

Letter Formation Workbook