The Whitley Group’s Tales Tool kit Action Plan
Tales Tool kits will be used by the Early Years Unit at Whitley Memorial CofE Primary School. Our Unit includes children who are Nursery and Reception age. The project is supported by and will be used by the teachers and teaching assistants in the Unit. This group of early year’s professionals will take part in the training programme and implement the kit within our setting.
We plan to start the training in September 2022 and the programme will be up and running as soon as we have accessed the training. We plan to have weekly sessions with all children. Extra funding will enable us to purchase the resources we need to ensure that all children will have access to the tool kit within the continuous provision time and in small group activities.
Our school priority is to increase our children’s vocabulary development and awareness of the structure of stories. We start each half term with a story and a lot of our work comes from these books. Our vision is that the Tool kit will support our Communication and Language priorities throughout the early years in so many ways. The main impact will be to encourage lots of talk and the creation of their own stories. This will lead to increased vocabulary development for all the children in our Unit.