This weeks story is Come On, Daisy! by Jane Simmons. It’s about a duckling called Daisy who is so inquisitive and energetic that she forgets to do good listening when her mummy duck calls. Of course, the inevitable happens and she looses her mummy.
In class we’ve been focusing on how Daisy felt when she lost her mummy and how mummy must have felt. It was decided that it must have been very scary for both of them! This may be a fantastic opportunity to extend their listening skills, emphasizing the variety of contexts such as listening to 2 part instructions, such as hanging up their coats and putting their book bag away when they get home. This will support them at school too. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to know that listening skills are very closely linked to organisational skills. Always make sure that you’ve got their attention, (eye contact is so important) then provide the information that they will need. These habits will make it much easier for them in the future; they will be able to organise their book bags for school themselves, etc. We’re hoping that you’ve begun to see how much more responsible they’ve already become. We’ve been very proud of their progress and hope you are too. Enjoy the story!
Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Howe, Mr Salih, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence