In Noah's Ark we read and listen to stories everyday. We act out the stories, use them in our play and learning, and re-tell them with our increased knowledge. We discuss the pictures in the book and share our own ideas and experiences. We love to 'predict' what will happen on the next page and love to share our own individual ideas.
We are learning to read independently and need to practice everyday to increase our fluency. We recommend that children read at home at least five times each week. This may only be for a few minutes each day depending on your child. Talk about the story with your child, not just blend to read the words. Ask how they think the characters may be feeling, why do they think that? Reading is much more than saying out loud the words! It is about having fun and enjoying the story and what is happening. Reading and listening to a wide range of books help children with their story telling as they progress through school and increases their vocabulary. Children will soak up the stories and then use them within their own writing.
We listen to a wide range of books both fiction and non-fiction. This term we will be listening to The Three Billy Goats Gruff story and will be completing lots of activities based on the story, such as making our own puppets and acting out the story in our Enchanted garden area.
If you would like to read Noah's Ark class story together click on the link below for - The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Video Resource Centre is on our school website and the Noah's Ark area has lots of stories read by the adults in Noah's Ark, click on the link below to choose a story.