The Reception Classes have learnt a version of the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ as part of our ‘Thame and Beyond’ topic. We have learnt the story by heart using a story map and Makaton signs to prompt us. In previous years we have invited parents into school for a workshop where they learn and retell the story alongside their children. As we are currently unable to do this we suggest you use the story maps sent home in term 1 alongside this video and learn the story at home. Your child can be the expert and the benefits of this shared learning experience are huge! We look forward to hearing how you get on!
Following on from learning Handa’s Surprise we will innovate the story by making some changes and adding to it. Finally, we will invent our own story using the language, skills and story structure we have learned about through our Talk for Writing work.