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Imagination, play and drama are central to learning to talk,

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Tayla Woodman

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Transcript of Imagination, play and drama are central to learning to talk,

Imagination, play and drama are central to learning to talk, listen, feel, think, read and write
Atticus Claw breaks the Law
Why did we choose this text?
Atticus' adventures continue ...
The following texts could be used to extend children's learning
There are three texts following on from Gray's initial book
Imagination, play and drama are central to learning to talk, listen, feel, think, read and write.
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Related Principles
Talking, listening, reading and writing are interdependent: each is enriched by the other.
To us, this principle means...
Creative teaching

The importance of

The importance of

is central to all
of the above
Medium Term Plan
Atticus Claw
Unit of work
Lively language

Memorable language

Important themes

Reference to children's interests and home lives


Encourage prediction

Pictures which highlight the text

Lazim, A. (2013)
The CLPE Core Book List
, Jubilee Books: London
When children use their
imaginations in play, they
are more creative and
develop a problem-solving
approach to learning.

(Isenberg & Jalongo, 2001).
Role play areas to encourage spontaneous improvisation:

"Role-play is crucial in supporting and extending children's understanding of non-fictional texts. Creative role play areas can be based on any theme or interest developed in the classroom and should, importantly, be developed with the children from the outset." (Horner & Ryf 2007:140)

The Literacy hour allowed allocated time for extended reading (Barrs 2000)

"Gaining confidence as a writer is essential if Literacy hours on well structured texts are to be of any value to people." (Rowe & Goodwin 1999:77)

Shared reading
Freeze frames
Junk writing
Writing in role
Class debate
Conscience alley
Shared writing
Hot seating
Role play
Sea Shanties
Literature circles
The ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful (Grainger and Barnes, 2006).
"Play is a complex phenomenon that occurs naturally for most children; they move through the stages of play development and are able to add complexity, imagination, and creativity to their thought process and actions." (Briggs and Hansen, 2012).
'Providing experiences for children through which they could develop ideas and understanding of themselves and their worlds, both real and imagined' (Clipson-Boyles, 1999,pp.135).
"Reading and writing are, as Vygotsky suggested, two halves of the same process: mastering written language." (Barrs, 2000, pp.54.)
Ways of communication through writing using grapheme- phoneme correspondence to communicate thinking as well as blending these to deduct meaning from the written word (Moon, 1988).
Methods of communicating and empathising with others (Wyse and Jones, 2008).
"Children's language acquisition is likely to be stronger if they are encouraged to become active participants in conversation, if they are encouraged to be questioning, to hypothesise, imagine, wonder, project and dream out loud, to hear and tell stories and experience a range of telling techniques which illustrate the potential power of the spoken word. "(Wyse and Jones, 2005, pp.188.)
Using quality texts is crucial in effective Literacy teaching (UKLA, 2014).
Unless you work with a quality text, the techniques you use will not be as effective as they could be in developing children's learning.
The benefits of group planning in generating ideas

Importance of child-centred creative planning with a meaningful context.

Imagination, play and drama are central to learning to talk, listen, feel, think, read and write. We agree with the stated principles but this principle stood out for us.
Open ended tasks lead
to creative


Sea Shanties
"Language for

(DfES, 2007)
to clarify

Class debate & Hot seating
"Children should
experience whole
texts rather than

(Wyse & Jones, 2008)


Story time leads
children to
use their imagination
to create a picture
Imagine answering
questions from someone
else's point of view.
Can you imagine how they
Hot Seating
"The emphasis on personal,
imaginative writing needs to be
maintained and extended
(Protherough, 1978; in Wyse &
Jones, 2008)
Still relevant.
in role
Drama within the National Curriculum (DfE, 2013).
Why is
so important?
Conscience Alley
How we would use Drama
Freeze Frames
Hot Seating
Writing in
All drama is a form of play involving the use of imagination (Lillard et al, 2012).
Drama is a
key facilitator of children's Literacy learning
across Foundation Stage and
Key Stages
1 and
(Baldwin and Fleming, 2003).
Drama is imaginative, dramatic play
(Baldwin and Fleming, 2003).
Wood (2013).
Develops children's
As a precursor to writing activities
How is it used?
Why freeze frames?
Why this activity?
(Barrs, 2000)
(Robertson, 2010)
How is it used?
Why conscience alleys?
Precursor to a
writing activity

Why this activity?
A dramatic writing
Tayla Woodman, Emma Ward, Taran Smith and Natalie Smith
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