Orange Class Literacy Learning

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The Orange Class pupils at Turney School have been improving their understanding of individual words to try and create a short sentence. Most of the children have made some good progress in recognising individual words. The next level of learning is to add a short string of words together to produce a sentence with meaning.

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Many different activities have taken place to help with this learning. Some of the children have been looking at pictures of people carrying out an activity, and then over-writing a short sentence to describe this. Examples include ‘the boy is cycling,’ or ‘the girl is drinking.’

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The Picutre Exchange Communication System has helped here. The Orange Class children are encouraged to find the correct symbols for each word before they can put together a short sentence.

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Some of the higher ability pupils have been able to creative a descriptive sentence by looking at a picture. The children have been asked to describe what they can see in a picture of a train, or an image of some people dancing. All of this activity is backed up with an emphasis on letter formation.

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