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Literacy 5




  • Continue to read your word books. If you know them please refer to your High Frequency words in your Pupil Support Booklet.


  • Read and write the following high frequency words on your blank word grid or in your Literacy book: - My, have we, her / his.


  • Continue to read Big Cat reading books.  On P1 homepage click on link to Collins Big Cat.

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  • Remember to use ‘Inference’ when discussing books with an adult. Plus, the adult helping you with your reading can use ‘Guided Reading Questions: Level 1’ / ‘Reading Strategies’ in your Pupil Support Book.


  • Continue to focus on recognising the difference between a letter, a word and a sentence plus recognising the difference between a line of writing and a sentence. Plus, can you retell your stories from start to finish in your own words? 
  • Ask an adult to read 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' story. (See link below).




  • Sing your alphabet.
  • On P1 homepage click on Useful Links to access ‘Starfall’ ‘Letter Formation’ / ‘Jolly Phonics’ websites to reinforce ALL letter formation, letter sounds and words from a-z.



Explain to your child that even though there are two letters, there is only one sound. When two letters make one sound, it is called a ‘digraph’


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  • Use your finger to write sh in the air.
  • Use your finger to write sh on someones back.
  • If you have paint at home, paint the letters, try to join them! 
  • When you go outside to play try to write ‘sh’ with chalk or gather some small stones, twigs and sticks / then make the letters. Take some photos!
  • Use your plain whiteboard/grid to practise writing the letters s, h / sh joined. Take a different day to write each one. Monday 's', Tuesday, 'h', Wednesday 'sh'. Say the letter name and the sound as you write, e.g. s says sss.
  • Find words beginning with ‘sh’ in your picture dictionary. In your Literacy book draw and label three pictures for example ‘shoe’ ‘ship’ ‘shampoo’ ‘sheep’  ‘shop’. Write simple sentences to go with your pictures. Use the key words 'Here is a....'. or ‘I can see a ….’ or ‘I like ….’  or ‘This is a…’Examples - Here is a shoe. I can see shampoo. Continue to use the connective ‘and’’. Maybe you could write a longer sentence using this connecting word, for example, ‘I like to eat chicken and chips’. ‘I can see a sheep and a shoe’. Try to write think up your own sentences using different words, example ‘In my shop I have sheep and shampoo! Do you know anyone who has a name starting with ‘Sh’? Maybe you could write a sentence about them! Remember to start each sentence with a capital letter, use finger spaces between each word and finish with a full stop. Read your sentences to an adult. Give yourself a star! Maybe you could send some more photographs of your writing into school, I would love that! 




    •    Check your homework pack for the sheet containing the letter sounds 'g o u l f b' Cut these up, plus the words and pictures to match. Keep the rest of your sounds etc, for future weeks. 

    •    If possible stick the sounds, words and pictures onto card but don't worry if you can't. 


    •    Play the following games: (on different days of the week)

    •    Set out the 6 letter sounds and 6 picture cards. Adult to say the sound. Child to find the sound and match to appropriate picture.

    •    Set out the 6 letter sounds and 6 words. Adult to read the word. Child to find the initial sound and match to the word.

    •    Set out all the letter sounds, words and pictures. Child to attempt to read words and match to pictures and initial sounds.

    •    Pairs Game 1 - Set the 6 letter sounds and 6 picture cards upside down on the table in two different piles. Choose a sound card and a picture card to see if they match. Continue until all cards used.

    •    Pairs Game 2 -  Set the 6 letter sounds and 6 word cards upside down on the table in two different piles. Choose a sound card and a word card to see if they match. Continue until all cards used.

    •    Pairs Game 3 -  Set the 6 letter sounds, 6 picture cards and the 6 word cards upside down on the table in three different piles. Choose a sound card, a picture card and a word card to see if they match. Continue until all cards used.

     Give yourself another star! 





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  • How did you get on with learning your poem ‘Dinosaur Egg’? I miss listening to you reciting your poems every Friday morning, you were really good at that! 
  • This week I’d like you to learn the poem ‘Four Little Dinosaurs’ until you know it ‘off by heart’. Talk about the rhyming words. What do you notice? If you have four people living in your house you could act it out or maybe you have four toy dinosaurs you could use. When you have learned your poem change the word dinosaur to a different word, for example ‘Four little dolls’, Four little bears’ etc. 



Four little dinosaurs winking at me;
One ran off, then there were three.

Three little dinosaurs with nothing to do;
One ran off, then there were two.

Two little dinosaurs afraid of the sun;
One ran off, that left one.

One little dinosaur, having no fun;
It ran off, then there were none.