Stories are a big part of learning at Richmond Hill School, children will generally follow a story for a whole half term, classes will access a story in a multi-sensory cross-curricular approach so that children become immersed in a story to full understand it. This is based on the principles developed by Pie Corbett who believes that children have to immerse themselves totally in a story to understand the language in a story before they can go onto write about a story. In simple terms this means doing everything that a teacher can think of linked to any story. Please refer to the attached PPT which demonstrate the cross curricular approach one teacher took to teaching ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’
- Well known characters - for example Spot, Gruffalo, Paddington
- Traditional tales - for example 'The Gingerbread Man' in Year 1 to more complex Traditional tales in Year 6 which may be 'The Wizard of Oz'
- Non-Fiction linked to our stories, topics or cultural days
- Rhymes, poem and repetitive phrases this can include nursery rhymes in year 1 or in Year 6 Dr Seuss.
- Well known authors ranging from Mick Inkpen, Julia Donaldson, David Williams, Roald Dahl and many more.
- Books from other cultures for example - 'Handa's Surprise', 'Samira Eid', 'Fatou Fetch the Water', 'Cleversticks!'
As part of continuous strive to always get better we will review this structure again in September 2019.