Archives for Literacy

Reading in the Garden.

We love our classroom. Creative Cobras H.Q. is a great place to be. We have our learning resources, computers and displays all in one place. Woohoo!!! But sometimes we stop and begin to wonder if we are spending too much time in one place. Shouldn't the places where we learn and connect be a bit diverse? After all the world Read full article »

Making the most of Spontaneous Learning Opportunities.

Hi, meet Bob. He's pictured above. Bob suddenly appeared on Friday morning after play time. He had been picked out of the soil from the new planting area of the Community Garden. Everyone was quite excited by the appearance of Bob. Well almost everyone. A ferof the Cobras had worried looks on their faces and seemed troubled. They said that Read full article »

Chose Your Path Story Writing.

This week the children have been pushing themselves with some challenging story writing based around a space context. They have been creating chose your own adventure stories where the reader gets to be the lead character and chooses what happens next in the story by picking which page to turn to next from two or three options.   The children investigated some Read full article »

Haiku Poems.

This week we spent a memorable morning working on Haiku poems ( simple 3 line  poems originating from Japan, usually inspired by the natural world and consisting of 5 syllables, 7 syllables and 5 syllables. Read full article »

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Literacy and the power of words. Reading, writing and verbal communication.