This year we will be continuing with Talk Tuesdays. For those of you who weren’t with us when we did this before, the idea is to get children talking. On the first Tuesday of every month, children will be given a specific topic to be the talking point at lunchtime. The children will be encouraged to talk about that topic with their peers over lunch, and staff will be joining them to support conversation and model appropriate meal time behaviour.
The topics are listed here, so it would be great if you could put the dates in your diary and help support your child by discussing the topic with them prior to the Tuesday. Teachers will also remind them in advance of the topic in order to give them thinking time.
We will be encouraging the children to join in the conversation to help promote speaking and listening skills which we feel go hand in hand with good reading and writing skills.
Autumn Term 2021 topics:
Tuesday 5th October - What are the Olympic games? Who has won medals? Are they important?
Tuesday 9th November - What do you think this is a painting of? What can you see?
Tuesday 7th December - What can we do to keep safe on the roads? How can we make journeys safer for everyone?
Thank you for supporting Talk Tuesdays!