Good Morning. I have been reading this thread with interest! Firstly, I must report that my enormous display which Darryl posted above is no longer; over the summer there were construction works in the school and the entire thing was destroyed. I can hardly think about it because otherwise I will cry… but we will move on to bigger and better things!
I have been working on some Reading Grids for our half termly topics and wanted to try and link this with FOSIL. I have completed the Year 1 – Flying High grid using books we have in the library. (I should add that not all of these are necessarily Year 1 books – this list is for the teachers to help guide their planning and it is not expected that the pupils will access them all). The final page of the attached document contains the beginnings of the FOSIL planning. I know that it is rather woolly… the end point for this unit is for the children to design and make their own kite to fly on the beach and I am trying to unravel in my head how they will get there.
I worry that trying to work within the NC objectives and the enormous time constraints means that the essence of inquiry is lost and becomes rather tokenistic, however if the stages are made explicit and the pupils understand the process of what they are doing, I hope that we will be off to a good start.
I would be so grateful for any thoughts or feedback – and apologise for this hasty post – if I don’t do it now, I never will!
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