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Tuesday 5th January 2021

Tuesday 5th January 2021


Literacy/Communication & Language – Story Introduction – With a grown up read the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and once you’ve read it talk about the story. Here are some questions to ask your child:

  • What happened at the beginning?
  • What happened in the middle of the story?
  • What happened at the end of the story?
  • What was your favourite part of the story? Why was it your favourite part?

Here is a video of the story if you don’t have the book at home:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oxbridge Baby

Phonics – Read Write Inc Picture Recognition – This term in phonics we are starting to work on recognition picture cards and playing Fred Games. Each day I will be posting a new picture card for you to learn at home. Today the picture card is ‘apple’.




Using the picture card on the website to show the children the picture and name it (APPLE). Using MTYT (My Turn, Your Turn) get the children to copy the name of the picture.

Recap the previous pictures (which are below) and use them as flashcards to get the children naming the pictures without hesitation.

Recap cards:

Phonics – Fred Talk Games – Alongside our picture card recognition we have started in school we start playing Fred Talk Games Fred with children in Nursery. Fred the Frog can only speak in sounds though, for example he can say p-i-g. This will help children sound out words for reading and spelling. The Fred Talk games are a fun way of using Fred Talk throughout the day to teach children to orally blend.

All Fred Talk games need to follow these steps:

1. Say the word in sounds. Ask children to repeat.

2. Say the word in sounds and then the whole word. Ask children to repeat.

Today’s Fred Talk Game – Fred the Frog is going to a Farm - Fred names the animals he sees and your child needs to identify the sound they make and name the animal. – The animals are p-i-g, c-ow, sh-ee-p, d-u-ck

1. Say ‘Fred has seen a 'p-i-g’.

2. Ask children to say ‘p-i-g’. Pause to see if they can blend and point to the item.

3. Say ‘p-i-g, pig’. Ask children to repeat.

Below is an example of Fred Talk to help you with the game.

Maths – Shape of the Week – On a Tuesday each week we learn about a new 2D shape and this week we are recapping the following 2 shapes ‘circle & star’’. With a grown up watch our shape song and join in if you can.

Shapes song for kids | The Singing Walrus

After the song with a grown up look at the shapes below and see if you can recognise ‘a circle’ and ‘a star’. (If your child is unsure on the name of the shape you can name it for them). With an adult talk about a circle and stars features such as ‘a circle is round’ or ‘a star has points’.


Then I would like you to play ‘I Spy with my little eye 2D shape game’. On our class page there is an ‘I spy shapes’ sheet (You use the picture version on the website or download a paper copy to print out). With a grown up play the game I spy to spot the ‘CIRCLES & STARS. For example, say ‘I spy with my little eye a circle’, then you have to find all the circles in the picture. You could make it harder for your child by adding a description such as ‘I spy with my little eye a big circle’.

I Spy 2D Shapes Sheet - Credit: Twinkl