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Friday 22nd January 2021

Literacy: The Gingerbread Man

Today is the day for us to finish our story map of The Gingerbread Man. If your child has drawn all their pictures they can colour it in or attempt to write labels for their pictures.


To assist with 'sounding out' or 'blending' Read Write Inc use a strategy called Fred Talk. This is where Fred only speaks in sounds and we have to blend the word he is trying to say. At the moment, with the sounds we are learning in F2, the majority of the words your child is going to be able to attempt to blend are CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words such as: mat, leg, hat, log or pig. 


For the purpose of the story map your child may be able to blend 'm-a-n' or 'f-o-x'. Why not have a go at using Fred Talk for these words and see if your child can blend them and write them.


Here is a video that explains Fred Talk in a bit more detail:

Read Write Inc. Phonics: Ruth Miskin on how to teach blending to children

Ruth Miskin demonstrates how to teach children phonics through assisted word blending. You can find out more about Ruth's Read Write Inc. Phonics approach at...


Phonics: 'ng'

Today the phonics video will be for the 'special friends' sound 'ng'. After the practise sheet I would like you to have a go at drawing two of the 'ng' items below. Send me a picture on Tapestry and I'll see if I can guess what you have drawn:

⭐ string

⭐ wing

⭐ swing

⭐ strong

⭐ ring


Maths: Capacity

Today we are going to look at capacity - how much something holds. Have a look at the glasses below. Can you describe them?


⭐ Which of the glasses is full?

⭐ Is one of the glasses empty?

⭐ Which one is nearly full?

⭐ Which one is nearly empty?


These are some things that we are going to explore in the video below and then there is an activity for you to have a go at afterwards.

Alive in 5! - Week 3 - Session 2

White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.


Creative / Topic / Physical: Fancy Friday


Music Mondays (all about singing, music and instruments)

Technology Tuesdays (activities on apps, Busy Things, activities using a pc or tablet) 

Wellbeing Wednesdays (yoga, mindfulness, PE and relaxation)

Thinking Thursdays (Science, investigations, exploring the world and nature)

Fancy Fridays (art, making, baking and creating)


Gingerbread Men: 

We couldn't end our first week of looking at The Gingerbread Man story without actually making some gingerbread! Here is a simple recipe for you to try, don't forget to send pictures of your baking to us on Tapestry!