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Language and Communication writes words for familiar objects  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Pupils produce letters words and/or symbols, relating to familiar objects. Pupils use writing in role-play

Early years skill:Writing
Early years typical range:40-60+m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Writing
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P8
TAP skill:Writing
TAP level:TAP48
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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Role play

Access to areas for role-play e.g. a pretend cafe area, a pretend train or station.

Scrap paper for writing tickets or menus.

(1) In a train /station area can the child write for tickets e.g. '2 tickets please' or ' tickets to London'. The message can be posted or given to the station manager/train driver. The child may need a model to copy the phrase at first or you can write half the phrase for the child and allow the child to finish the writing on their own.

(2) In a pretend caf can the child order a meal e.g. write 'burger and chips please' and give this message to the 'waiter'.

(3) 2 children can work together - one child orders food and the other child is the waiter and writes the order down. You may need to provide models for the writing child to copy e.g. a number of food items written on a pretend menu. The child ordering can then copy his/her choice and hand it over.

(4) Children can be encouraged to make their own menus maybe using a picture of food items with the food name written by the child underneath. The 'customer' child can then point and ask for food items.

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