English supports the children's letter formation, pencil grip, storytelling, comprehension and understanding as well as their writing. Reading stories and asking your children questions about their books will support these early English skills and support their creativity and writing.
In Autumn 1 we have been focusing our learning on fairy tales and traditional tales. The children have explored a range of different stories such as - Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, Cinderella, Mixed Up Fairy Tales and Mr Wolf's Pancakes. We have been describing characters, discussing how characters feel, sequencing stories, creating our own fairy tales and lots more.
At Roman Way the children will learn to form cursive letters - the children may refer to them as leading in and slipping away. This prepares them for joined handwriting later on in school.
We use rainbow letters to support letter formation. The children trace the letters in 6 different colours and then practice their letters underneath.