Three reception classes from Mead Infant school developed creative techniques to explore storytelling and develop literacy through personal experiences and imaginative journeys. The creation of the ‘Colour Action Story Sequence’ model gave the children and their families a framework to encourage continuity at home
Who was involved
How will children’s oral language develop through utilising creative media to represent their own experiences?
Children developed their confidence in writing, story structure and vocabulary through creative models of expression. They learnt to organise their ideas, listen in class, take turns and analyse. This has had an impact on Early Years Foundation Stage achievement. The introduction and use of ‘Explorer’ books and the ‘Colour Action Story Sequence’ model has provided the school with valuable resources that teachers feel confident to roll out throughout the school. The school has evidence for their moderation on Communication, Language & Literacy, and Creative Development.Back to top
We can use them (Explorer books) whenever we want to and wherever we want to.
The children’s emotional development has seen the greatest improvement through the children’s greater understanding of the elements of stories and sequencing.
We made a feeling wall; we stuck our faces on the colour board. They looked different. The faces showed different feelings on different colours – black when I was feeling angry and yellow when I was happy.
Red makes me ha ha ha.
The visuals have given the children more confidence to speak – visual and aural are intrinsically linked.