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P1 Literacy (Wk 8)


  • Sing the alphabet every day and revise the sounds: s, a, t, p, i, n, c, k, e, h, r, m, d, g, o / u. Remember to use Starfall and the Jolly Phonics links.


  • Clap out the syllables in these words: let, letter, letterbox, lion, love, lemon, listen, longer / ladder.


  • Before you start to write or draw this week use your playdough to carry out the action song ‘I like to’. This helps to strengthen the muscles in your fingers. 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 l’s in it!
  • When you go outside to play try to gather some small stones, sticks, twigs or leaves / then make the letter l and maybe a capital L too.
  • Practise writing the letter ‘l’. 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 ‘l
  • If you have paint, paint the letter ‘l
  • Use your picture dictionary to find pictures beginning with 'l'. Draw and label three pictures in your exercise book.
  • Use your Jolly Phonics workbook to complete the ‘l’ page.
  • Can you use your sound knowledge to read the ‘l’ words? 
  • See below for extra 'l' activities. Remember, you do not need to print these. Discussion is the key.
  • W.A.L.T. Make words. Use your laminated grid to complete these word tasks:
  • Parents and helpers, ask your child to do the following:
  • The word ‘pin’ has three sounds. What sound do you hear at the start/first? What sound do you hear in the middle / second and what sound do you hear at the end/last? Write it on your grid.
  • If your child needs help, point to the correct space on the grid when you ask What sound do you hear first? Write it here; etc.  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 write it in the right place.
  • If your child has difficulty with forming letters you can write them on individual pieces of paper or card and set them onto the grid.
  • Repeat for the words: ‘tin’, ‘kin’ ‘hen’, ‘ten’ / ‘pen’.


  • Reading Books: Log in to Collins Big Cat using the details below. This week we will be reading ‘non-fiction’ books. Can you remember what ‘non-fiction’ means? Read the following books ‘My Skateboard’ / ‘Getting Dressed’ and complete the activities in your workbook. I’ve also added some ‘Ideas for guided reading’.

Click on the Teacher portal and enter:



Password: Parents!21 

Click Login. 

Reading book about a polar bear - related to our WAU

  • Continue to read your word cards and word books.
  • Focus on the following words: In, Yes, Is, Come, the, it, in, here, bin / den. I’ve attached a new word sheet or maybe you could write your own. Remember that if you are writing these words to focus on correct letter formation and only put a capital letter at the start of these words: In, Yes, Is / Come. How many sentences can you make with the above words, for example: Yes, in here. / or They like to play in here. Can you write a question? E.g. Is it in here? Write your sentence or question 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. If you are writing a question you need to finish it with a question mark.
  • STORY FOCUS- Ask an adult to show you the story ‘The Lion and the Mouse’.
  • Can you retell this story from start to finish in your own words? Try to use different voices for each of the characters. This links to our PDMU. Answer the following questions: Who are the characters in the story? Why did the lion wake up? Why was the mouse scared? How did the mouse help the lion? How did the characters feel at the end of the story? How are you feeling today? What is the message in the story? Try to write one sentence about the story using the word mat below to help you. Or if you wish, with adult help, research real lions and write a short report about it.
  • COMPREHENSION – Try to complete ONE of the early reading comprehension tasks below. It is the same task, only one has sound buttons to help you to read the words.

W.A.L.T. Use instructions / explanations

  • Look at the presentation on how to make a jam sandwich. Complete the sequencing activity. Explain to a member of your family how to make a jam sandwich. Use the following language: ‘First, then, next, after that / finally’. Maybe you could make your own!
  • STORY TIME - Listen to this story “Lulu Loves Stories”. It links with our Numeracy (days of the week), our PDMU (love) and our Literacy (new sound “l”). Remember 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 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.