Our Narrative Immersion Approach in Reception
The highlight of the week is our storybox ritual on a Monday morning, we meet a character from our text and problem solve and explore our chosen book. We are all fully committed to delivering a narrative immersion approach, which puts stories and drama at the heart of our curriculum.
How do stories help develop learners?
- Support pupils to develop key life skills.
- Develop children’s thinking skills.
- Teach children facts, concepts and skills that accelerate their learning in a number of curriculum areas.
- Explore, enjoy and teach about language.
- Develop many aspects of emotional intelligence.
Why narrative immersion?
- It enables thematic teaching which helps embed literacy.
- Provides a vehicle for a broad and balanced curriculum.
- Is designed to accommodate coverage of many areas of the curriculum in depth.
- Builds broad conceptual and social frameworks into young minds and hearts.
- Enables pupils to grasp the art of story-telling.
- Develops a language rich environment.
- Provides a context for learning and gives it added value and purpose.
Narrative immersion is providing a context for the development of:
- Thinking skills
- Emotional intelligence
- The dispositions of independent learning
Without these skills to underpin their educational and life-skill development pupils will struggle to:
- work in groups;
- to carry out research;
- manage relationships;
- resolve conflict peacefully;
- solve problems;
- develop self-discipline;
- manage time and deadlines;
- speak out;
- think independently and creatively
- We all need these skills in the exponential technological age of the 21st century.
This is the basis of life-long learning.
Phonics in Reception
At Ludworth we teach phonics using Supersonic Phonic Friends. This programme is a fully systematic phonic approach created by Phonics' expert, Anna Lucas and beautifully designed by artist, Fiona Cameron.
The programme begins with Firm Foundations in Phonics 1 which is aligned to Phase 1 from Letters and Sounds.
The Basics, Phonics 2, 3 and 4 will be taught in reception class with the Higher Level Phonics 5 being taught throughout Year 1.
To find out more, click on the link below to explore their website: