Talk For Writing is an initiative by Pie Corbett. He says, "If children learn stories orally, it improves the quality of their writing and develops the children's self confidence as story tellers. If a child knows a story really well, it makes the task of writing easier because they do not have to compose at the same time as tackling handwriting, spelling and punctuation." Therefore, we have introduced this club to try and encourage children at Birches Green to improve their story telling and writing.
This club is run by Miss Shakespeare and Mrs Smith on a Tuesday lunchtime (Early Years) and afterschool (Key Stage One).
Poem of the week
Don't you think the sun is bright?
I wonder where it goes at night?
Does it sleep or does it hide?
Or is the moon its other side?
Could it even have a home?
Maybe in London or even in Rome?
Or does it just float around?
Moving slowly from town to town?
The Sticky Sticker
I stuck a sticker on my nose,
And now it won't come off!
The sticky glue won't let it move,
Not even when I cough!
I've tried to pull the sticker hard,
But cannot make it budge!
So now the sticker interferes,
And stops me eating fudge!
13/1/14 - I Had a Little Nut Tree
I had a little nut tree, nothing would it bear,
but a silver nutmeg and a golden pair.
The King of Spain's daughter came to visit me,
and all was because of my little nut tree.
I skipped over water, I danced over sea
and all the birds in the air couldn't catch me.