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Language and Communication Joins in small group for rhyme or stories  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Pupils join in a small group for rhyme or story telling activities.

Early years skill:Speaking
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Language Expression
TAP level:TAP36
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments

Sing a welcome song or gently tap a drum and say the names of children as you welcome all the children to the group or use a puppet to welcome children with a wave etc.

Being a good singer is not important. You just need to enjoy the activity !

Other forms of welcome are fine if singing is not for you!

Define group rules

Use pictures to make things clear.

Singing a song

A song choosing board with pictures to represent the songs you want to sing velcroed onto a board

Use lots of gesture and facial expression.

Repetition is important and children like it.

A story activity

Same approach as for the singing activity.

Good bye time


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