Our first Talk for writing story was Dear Zoo. The children were introduced to the skill of story mapping and using actions to help recall and retell the story.
After creating our own signs and using some Makaton signing to learn the story as a class, the children were confident enough to perform the story on the stage.
We then began exploring the innovation stage, where we change and adapt the story. The children created great new versions with lots of other zoo, farm, wild and domesticated animals.