Helicopter Stories lets children dictate their stories which are written down verbatim, exactly as they are told, by an adult. The children then act out their stories. Encourage your child to dictate a story and add some simple words and sentences. Please share your stories through Tapestry or the class email.
Alongside the simplicity of this approach is an ethos that is child-centred, creating a culture of curiosity and wonder at the dexterity of children’s imaginings during both the telling and the acting out of their stories.
Please share the stories on Tapestry or send them to the class email address.
Reading at Home
Your child has two reading books from school. Please keep sharing these with each other. One is for you to read and share together, the other is based on their phonics which may be initial sounds, retelling a story through pictures or starting to segment and blend simple words using the sounds they have been taught.
Parents can further support their children with their reading through:
Predicting – What do they think this text is about?
Clarify – What new vocabulary have they experienced? Meaning?
Question – What would they still like to know?
Summary – In their words, what is the text about?