Here at work we're busier than ever. We've just started sorting out lessons for the holidays. As there's no school, children tend to move their lessons to the morning instead. It's also a great time to carry out assessments on new or prospective children, so if you're thinking of hiring a private tutor, now's a good time to give us a call.
We've been focussing on fairy tales recently and have written our own. We used 'Roll A Story' to identify our setting, good character, bad character and prop. The children then wrote their stories, keeping in mind the features of a fairy tale. Some are particularly funny. If you want a go, just give me four numbers between 1-6 (you can use the same number more than once) and I'll let you know what you picked. Then you just have to write it. In case you're wondering I got a Bridge, Mermaid, Goblin and Potion. What will you get?
'Roll A Story' is a fantastic activity to get children writing stories. First, decide on your headings. For Fairy Tales you can use ours, otherwise, you might like to pick Character, Setting, Exciting Event and Ending. Together with your child create six possibilities for each heading and record them in a table (great for your child's Maths skills too!) Then simply roll a dice four times to get the ingredients to your story. Get your child to talk through their story with you before they write it down. Display the different stories to add value to their work. Challenge everyone else in the household (or visitors!) to write a story too. Happy rolling and writing!