With our overarching theme, this half term of ‘Going on a Journey’ the Year 1 children have been travelling into various ‘fantasy worlds’. The journeys began with a story that had been read to them via a prerecorded ‘Story Time’ video. Some of the books that they have heard were: ‘Knights and Dragons, Unite!’, ‘Elmer’, ‘Storybook Knight’ and ‘Keith and the Magic Hat’ to name but a few.
When the children immerse themselves in a story and they role-play the characters and bring them to life in their own creative play; learning and engagement become a lot easier, especially when they are homeschooling. The children have been writing about 10 things they would like to take to space with them, how a friendly dragon called Aristar actually liked knights and wanted to friends instead of enemies and the children designed their colourful elephants to commemorate ‘Elmer’s Day’. As we continue on our journey through the wonderful worlds of fictional books who knows where we will end up or what we will discover!