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P1 Literacy (Wk 4)


  • Sing the alphabet every day and revise the sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n, c, k, e, h, r, m / d. Remember to use Starfall and the Jolly Phonics links.
  • Clap out the syllables in these words: goat, grasshopper, goldfish, greenhouse, garage, godmother / glitter.
  • Before you start to write or draw this week use your playdough to carry out the action song ‘I like to’. Follow the link below.



  • Click on Useful Links to access 'Starfall' website to reinforce letter formation, letter sounds and words.
  • Use your finger to write this letter in the air.
  • Use your finger to write this letter on someones back.
  • If you have shaving foam at home, ask an adult to put it on the table and write lots of letter g’s in it!
  • When you go outside to play try to gather some small stones, sticks, twigs or leaves / then make the letter g and maybe a capital G too.
  • Practise writing the letter ‘g’. Say the letter name and the sound as you write plus ask your helper to check that you are forming the letter in the correct direction.
  • If you have chalk, go outside and write the letter ‘g’.
  • I you have paint, paint the letter ‘g
  • Use your picture dictionary to find pictures beginning with 'g'. Draw and label three pictures in your exercise book, for example ‘goat’, ‘gate’ / ‘girl’.
  • Make the following words using paper squares: gum, gas / gap. Remember you will need 3 paper squares for each word because each word is made up of 3 sounds, so write the following sounds on individual paper squares: g, g, g, u, m, a, a, s / p.  You can also make the words with magnetic letters or use your laminated grid.
  • Parents and helpers, use these questions to help your child: What sound do you hear at the start/first? What sound do you here in the middle/second? What sound do you hear at the end/third?  Point to the correct space on the grid if you need to ask: What sound goes in here?  If your child doesn’t know the sound, tell them what sound it is and get them to repeat the sound back to you and then allow him/her to put it in the right place.
    See below for extra 'g' activities. Try to complete ONE. Remember to choose tasks which you think your child can complete independently. You do not need to print them. Discussion is more important.
  • Ask an adult to show you the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. (See link below).
  • Can you retell this story from start to finish in your own words? Try to use different voices for each of the characters. Talk about how each character feels. How are you feeling today?


  • Look at the non-chronological report about goats. Look for: A title, sub-titles, short sentences, paragraphs and pictures.
  • What did you learn about goats? Try to write one short sentence in your book. Think about what you would like to write, say it out loud, does it make sense? Then ‘have a go’ at writing it down. Remember to sound out your words (don’t worry if it’s spelt wrong) put a capital letter at the start of your sentence, finger spaces between each word and a full stop at the end.


We will be using Collins Big Cat ebooks. To access the free books follow the instructions below. I will specify books to focus on each week that you can use as a guide if you wish. Thanks.

Click on the Teacher portal and enter:



Password: Parents!21 

Click Login. 

  • Reading Books: Log in to Collins Big Cat using the details above. Read the following books in section Pink Band 1A - ‘Cars’ / ‘Shapes’ and complete the activities below. I’ve also added some ‘Ideas for guided reading’ which has been taken from the original books in school.
  • Continue to read your word cards and word books.
  • Focus on the following words: I, am, big, small, The, A, cat, sat, mat, on, and, a, This, is, Here. I’ve attached a new word sheet or maybe you could write your own. Remember that if you are writing your words to focus on correct letter formation and only put a capital letter at the start of the words, The, This / Here. How many sentences can you make with the above words for examples: The cat sat on a mat. / or I am big.  Write two of your sentences into your exercise book. Remember to start your sentence with a capital letter, use finger spaces between each word and finish your sentence with a full stop.
  • STORY TIME - Ask an adult to read another one of your favourite story books. 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 story book that begins with our new sound ‘g’? Can you retell your story from start to finish in your own words?  
  • Parents and guardians, remember to ask open-ended questions that begin with ‘How’ ‘Who’, ‘Where’, ‘What’, ‘When’ and ‘Why’. Ask them to go back to the pictures to tell you how they know the answer. Talking about what is happening in a picture, joining in with repeated phrases, carrying out actions, talking about what the characters might be thinking, or what might happen next all help to develop early reading skills.