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Literacy 6




  • Continue to read your word books. If you know them please refer to your High Frequency words in your Pupil Support Booklet. I’ve also included a High Frequency word links below.


  • Read and write the following high frequency words on your writing board or in your Literacy book: - Here, go, are, has / had.


  • 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. Can you find any words in your reading books or library books that begin with our new sound ‘th’? Can you retell your stories from start to finish in your own words? Try to read with expression now.


  • Ask an adult to read 'The Three Little Pigs' story. (See link below). This links to our new WAU topic on ‘The Farm’. 




  • 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’. To make the ‘th’ sound, place your tongue between your teeth.


Check out the following link: 

  • Use your finger to write th in the air.
  • Use your finger to write th 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 ‘th’ 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 t, h / th joined. Take a different day to write each one. Monday 't', Tuesday, 'h', Wednesday 'th'. Say the letter name and the sound as you write, e.g. t says tuh.
  • Find words beginning or ending with ‘th’ in your picture dictionary. In your Literacy book draw and label three pictures for example ‘thumb’ ‘thimble’ ‘three’ ‘Thor’, earth, moth, teeth. Write simple sentences to go with your pictures. Use the key words 'Here is a....'. or ‘I have a ….’ or ‘I like ….’  or ‘This is a…’ or ‘I can see… ‘. Examples - Here is a thimble. I can see three little pigs. I have two thumbs. I like Thor. This is a moth. Continue to use the connective ‘and’’ plus try to add a coma in your writing as well, for example, ‘I can see three little pigs and a big, bad wolf’. ‘I like to play with my mum, my dad and my dog.’ 
  • Try to think up your own sentences about the little pigs using the word mat below.
  • Do you know anyone who has a name starting with ‘Th’? Does it make the same sound? 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 and put your thumbs up! I’m very impressed with all the pieces of writing that has been sent into school. I am so proud of you! Please continue to send in more.




    •    Check your homework pack for the sheet containing the letter sounds 'y x ch sh th th' 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 and put your thumbs up! 





Click on the link below and choose one to talk about.


NEW FOCUS: Explanations / Instructions.

  • Watch the instructional powerpoint on how to make a jam sandwich. Maybe you could make your own sandwiches. After, explain to your family how to make a jam sandwich. Maybe an adult could video you. Enjoy!