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Day 1 (Do not complete if your child is in school Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday)

 

Phonics eye spy – Play eye spy using phonic sounds or letter names for something you can see.

 

and/or

 

Handwriting - Practise writing the letters of the alphabet in our cursive style of writing

Day 2 (Do not complete if your child is in school Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday)

 

Phonics game – Spider Game – This is a child version of the game ‘Hang man’.

You need to think of word and draw a line to represent each letter in the word.

e.g. stamp would have _ _ _ _ _

As you try to guess the letters in the word, each time you get a wrong letter, you draw a leg on the spider.

Spiders have eight legs so eight chances to guess the word.

Take turns thinking of a word and guessing a word.

 

and/or

 

 Handwriting – Practise writing the letters of the alphabet as capital letters.

Day 3

 

Pattern and Rhyme Poem

This poem called ‘Jump and Jiggle’ by Evelyn Beyer

(See below)

It has been all jumbled up. Can you read it and organise it into rhyming couplets?  Rhyming couplets are pairs of words that rhyme. Check to see if you are right by looking at the real poem.

Day 4

 

Jump and Jiggle Poetry

Can you create your own version of this poem using different animals and different rhyming couplets? There are some rhyming movement words below to help you if you are finding it tricky?

You could even make different verses for this poem, for example, an ocean verse, a jungle verse, an arctic verse.

Can you write out your poem and illustrate it with the creatures in your poem?

Day 5

 

Rhyming Challenge

How many rhyming words can you think of that rhyme with these animals?

 

 

 

 

 

And/Or

 

Make a simple What am I poem.

What am I?

Write some clues about your chosen animal.

 

For example:

I have brightly coloured feathers

I make a loud squawk.

I have a sharp, hooked beak.

 

Next draw a parrot but hide it by sticking a flap over it. Finally challenge someone to read the clues and guess the animal.

 

You could also do this activity as a speaking and listening game too.

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