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Talk4Write in Early Years

18 November 2015

The children may have been on a well-deserved mini-break last Friday; however, it was certainly no less busy in Early Years as the EY team had a very productive in-house training session on Pie Corbett’s Talk4Write.

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This strategy enables children to imitate key language that they need to create imaginative pieces of writing.  At present, in Early Years, the focus is about developing language and communication, recalling and recounting stories through actions and story maps. All these early writing skills are vital to support future writing as the children progress through the primary school.

The team also spent time developing the outdoor learning environments, extending learning opportunities on a bigger scale. The positive impact it has had is evident in the photographs, where you can see the children engaged in a variety of activities in the different areas of learning. It has also instigated lots of talk; initiating discussions and extending play.  

Through encouragement to play together as a part of a team, sharing and turn taking, the children are also developing their personal, social and emotional development.  It has certainly been a vibrant start to the week in Early Years!