Our latest Newsletter 11th June 2013 is now available to view.
The development and use of communication and language is at the heart of young children’s learning and will be used in every part of the curriculum. Children should be immersed in an environment rich in print to encourage reading and writing skills. This is particularly helped by role play.
Children need to speak and listen and represent ideas in their activities.
Children learn to use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences.
Children develop the ability to distinguish between sounds and become familiar with rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. They develop understanding of the correspondence between spoken and written sounds and learn to link sounds and letters.
Children should understand and enjoy stories, books and rhymes and recognise that print carries meaning.
Children build an understanding of the relationship between the spoken and written work. They begin by making marks and drawing.
This is the way children’s random marks, lines and drawings develop and form the basis of recognisable letters.