The term "literacy" is used by some to simply describe reading and writing, but in fact literacy covers a much wider range of learning.
Literacy in the early years includes talking about books, print in the environment, early mark making and writing, as well as sharing books and reading. The Early Years statutory framework emphasises the fundamental importance of literacy and sharing books. Here are some activities to support your child with developing their lliteracy skills. Please visit our phonics page to support your chidl with early reading.
We came into school today and we found something in our classroom! We discussed what we thought it could be. Some of us thought that the footprints were from an animal because they didn't have as many fingers as we did!
We then wrote notes to the animal who owned the nest. Some children wrote signs for other people to not touch, some wrote letters asking where the animal had gone and who they were! We then read the story of the Owl Babies.
We made WANTED posters for mummy owl, describing what she looks like. We also wrote sentences about how the owl's were feeling when their mummy had left.
We read the story of the Naughty Bus. We made predictions about where we thought the bus would go next!
We discussed what the bus looked like. We used our fine motor skills and observational skills to draw a picture of the Naughty Bus and to paint it! We then labelled the bus and some of us were able to write a simple sentence about the bus!
We read the story of Handa's Surprise. Lots of children were able to ask questions about the different fruits, weather and predicted what the surprise would be! We used this story in other areas of our learning by making repeating patterns with fruit, drawing different fruits and retelling the story with our friends! We talked about what our favourite fruit is and how it is important to eat a healthy and balanced diet!