Helping a Reception Class with Writing

Following a dinosaur workshop with class RJ (Reception), team members set the class and their enthusiastic teacher Miss Jones, one of our “pinkie palaeontologist challenges”.  Could the children demonstrate their super writing skills by drafting and writing a letter to Everything Dinosaur following our visit?

Although, many of the children had only just turned five, they were keen to get involved and thanks to some group work, supported by the teaching assistant the class was able to work out what should go into the letter, how it should start and the best way to end it.  Sure enough, a few days after we set the challenge, we received a lovely thank you letter from the class.

Everything Dinosaur Receives Letter from Reception

Reception class children compose a thank you letter.

Reception class children compose a thank you letter.

Picture Credit: Class RJ/Everything Dinosaur

As part of our extension activities agreed with the teaching team after we had visited the school to conduct the dinosaur themed workshop, we naturally sent a reply.  In this way, the children could see how letter writing is compared with using email and other forms of communication.  With the new curriculum likely to place greater emphasis on information technology we were happy to help out and provide further support to the teaching team.

Everything Dinosaur Sent the Class a Reply

Everything Dinosaur extension activity explores communication.

Everything Dinosaur extension activity explores communication.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

 

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