A firm favourite in lots of households, The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg features a postman who delivers the mail to characters in fairyland. Year 1s enjoyed the unexpected twists at the end of each of the fairy tales in this book. Pupils have rewritten the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, with some choosing to add their own spin to this famous tale.
At the Perse School Singapore, we value intellectual curiosity and scholarship, part of this includes learning to communicate well both orally and in writing. Developing a mastery of English isn’t just about reading and writing: it is also about becoming a good speaker. To support our focus on oracy within our English curriculum, we have created a skit for children to perform to an audience. This encourages children to play a role as a character, consider the impact of their script and decide for themselves how best to deliver their lines. The opportunity to perform supports children to participate in a group activity where they must be responsible not only for their lines but also for the rest of their cast members. Pupils have been encouraged to make links with what we have been learning in PSHE by using encouraging words to support their classmates in this performance. A big thank you to our POD members (Pupil Organised Democracy) who have been helping backstage with props and rehearsals!