It’s been a hectic few weeks but I have so much to share so lots more blog posts will be on there way soon!
Encouraging children to write in the early years is simple as long as you are super creative!
I always ensure that writing is in every area of my year 1 class and I encourage children by modelling the ranges of writing in each area.
For instance, in the construction area I model how children can design and plan their buildings before creating them.
Our current topic is people who help us! After inviting the police in to talk with the children, the children then entered the classroom after lunch to find this!
It got the children talking and wanting to investigate what had happened.
Who do the footprints belong to?
Why did they enter our classroom?
Let’s write about what have seen and how can investigate just like the police!
Creativity is definitely key, the amount of children that started to write because they were so engaged that afternoon was great!
Let’s make sure the curriculum is still enjoyable for children despite some of the absurd objectives.
Let me know your creative writing ideas!