Literacy in p1

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Literacy in p1

  1. 1. Literacy in P1
  2. 2. P1 Literacy Workshop TODAY after Soft Start!• Understand the literacy approach in P1• Understand how this develops into P2• Work with teachers to identify home learning tasks.
  3. 3. Supported Play• Nurturing the whole child.• Time to talk.• Create a learning community.• Develop imagination and creativity.• See the relevance of reading, writing, listening and talking.• Adults able to target literacy in a setting that makes sense to children.• Lots of opportunities to read, write, listen and talk around the room.• Develop motor skills and hand eye coordination- the basis for handwriting.
  4. 4. 5 Stories a Day• Immersing children in books.• Expect reading to be pleasurable.• Modelling good reading.• Familiar with how stories work- prediction skills.• Understand how to choose a good book.• Encourage children to read real books in their own time- blessing the book and familiar stories.
  5. 5. Singing Games and Rhymes• Singing every day• Action songs- brain development• Singing emphasises syllables which helps children to break down big words into smaller chunks – skill needed for reading and writing.• Being familiar with rhyming words help children to spell and read unknown words e.g. ‘tack’ can help you read/spell black, sack, rack (another indicator for readiness to read)• Developing auditory memory- children need to develop their memory to enable them to read and write longer texts.
  6. 6. Phonemic Awareness• Develop children’s awareness of the 44 sounds of the English language.• Introduce them to letters and letter patterns that represent different sounds – one for each sound.s a t p i n cs a t p i n c
  7. 7. Achievement in Literacy• s a t p i n c• Helps children to understand how letters go together to make words.• Knowing that some words can be sounded out and other words try to trick you (tricky words)• Helps children understand how words go together to make sentences.• Building confidence in having a go at reading. pat is a cat
  8. 8. Focus Groups – Developing Confident Readers• EVERY CHILD ‘READS’ EVERY DAY WITH AN ADULT.• Looking for readiness to read. – Recognising sounds. – Blending sounds together to make words. – Confidently blending words and phrases. – • Introduction to ORT- develop reading skills that build on : – Meaning (Talking about the stories) – Sentences (Looking for clues & cues to help read simple sentences) – Words (Build up a bank of key sight words) – Sounds and Letters ( Blending sounds together to read words)
  9. 9. Kippeq qeadKippeq qead a book
  10. 10. Kippeq qead a bookIt was a good bookIt was a book aboutanimals
  11. 11. Writing Day• Developing fine motor control and hand/eye coordination –crafts, play dough, drawing, colouring, tracing (play, construction) .• Drawing themselves with detail.• Telling stories about themselves with pictures.• Adults modelling writing to children – every day.• Developing letter formations.• Children are encouraged to help write the story with the letters/words that they know.
  12. 12. Shared Text• Developing reading for information.• Know that information can be found in books.• Looking for familiar words and phrases to help read the text.• Modelling good reading.
  13. 13. What happens in P2?• Starts of with same model.• 3 stories a day.• Reading every day.• Develops handwriting skills.• Achievement in Literacy – bigger focus on writing.• Children write independently every day- low stake writing.• Writing Day- high stake writing.• Shared text.• Soft Start every Friday.• Parent helpers?
  14. 14. HOMEWORK?• What is the purpose of homework?• Play?• Phonemic Awareness (Jolly phonics)?• 5 a day?• Achievement in Literacy?• Reading ?• Handwriting?

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