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Reading Activity


Poems are made up of descriptive words and some words that rhyme. They can have different rhythms – some can be fast and some can be slow. They are written by a poet. A poet is the name given to someone who writes poems.


Have a read of these animal poems (see PDF below) and talk to your grown about the questions below:


- What rhyming words can you find?

- What adjectives (describing words) has the poet used?

- Are there any words you don’t know the meaning of? Try looking them up in a dictionary or asking your grown-ups.


Could you make up your own animal poem? Or learn one and put actions to it just like we do at school. Perhaps your grown-up could record it and share your performance with your class teacher!

Phonics Activity


In Phonics we have learnt that there are different digraphs that make the same sound. This week explore the 'igh' family. You could play the activities attached below, hunt for them in the books you are reading or even try to write down as many words as you can with these sounds in. Make sure you put on your sound buttons (sausages, beans and spaghetti Birch class!) to help you.


Check our Mr Thorne Does Phonics and Geraldine Giraffe on You Tube to help remind you if you get stuck.


igh - igh igh jump up high!

ie - ie ie captain.

i -

y - 

i_e* -  i_e, i_e, down the slide.


* This digraph is called a Split Vowel Digraph (as the i and e are split up by a consonant within a word). Essentially the 'e' at the end does not make a sound and the vowel within the word (i) makes the sound of the letter name