Literacy

Aspect Activities to support Adult role
Comprehension / understanding
  • Routine songs
  • Jolly phonics
  • Repeating songs / stories / rhymes
  • Picture books
  • Home made books
  • Reference books
  • Self registration
  • Positive images
  • New experiences
  • Visits & visitors
  • Routine / visual environment
  • Makaton
  • Story sacks as home learning resource
  • Visual timetable
  • Repeating key songs, stories and rhymes throughout the week
  • Keep routines consistent
  • Visual & auditory support
  • Repeating activities
  • Open ended questioning
  • Role play to reflect children’s experiences
  • Consistent rules / expectations
  • High expectations of behaviour
Early reading
  • Jolly phonics
  • Letter & sounds
  • Examples of different print
  • Book area
  • Stories / songs / rhymes
  • Dual language books
  • Rhyme challenge
  • Bookstart
  • Story sacks
  • Song bags
  • Home learning resource – story sacks
  • Trips to library
  • Book borrowing service
  • Reference books
  • Story CD’s
  • Computer
  • Self registration
  • Resources labelled with words & pictures
  • Cozy / quiet areas
  • Soft toys & Puppets
  • Sharing books with the children
  • Pointing out pictures, author, illustrator etc
  • Supporting children to hold the book and turn the pages correctly
  • Sharing a picture book and making up the story
  • Making home-made books of things the children have done, special events, visits, outings etc
  • Celebrating books
  • Different types of books, comics etc
  • Encouraging children to find info in ref books and on computer
    Sharing poems, rhymes and songs
  • Make story sacks of favourite books
  • Sing / rhyme bag
  • Set up enticing book area
  • Examples of print In other areas, role play, small world
Early writing
  • Technology
  • Mark making
  • Large scale mark making
  • Malleable materials
  • Sand
  • Fine motor skills to strengthen fingers & hands
  • Name cards
  • Writing area
  • Jolly phonics and letters & sounds games.
  • Chalk boards, white boards
  • Painting the fence and ground with water
  • Large chalks
  • Clip boards
  • Support a variety of mark making
  • Offer mark making opportunities in other areas such as construction, small world, role play
  • writing area
  • Model writing & mark making
  • Activities to strengthen hands and fingers in preparation of writing
  • Supporting children writing names if they are interested
  • Celebrating & praising mark making
  • Have unusual & interesting mark making, post-its, labels, chalk boards, white boards, water on the fence
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