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Reading and Phonics

Reading Activity


Have a go at creating a story board or story map of one of your favourite stories. It could one that you have read or one you have listened to. 


Mrs Devereaux has had a go at drawing a story map of a well known traditional tale (see picture below). Can you guess which story it is from? Can you use the story map to retell the story to your grown ups, brothers or sisters?


Story maps can be easily drawn into books with a wiggly line (like an S shape) going down the middle to act as the 'path' on the map which the story can follow.


Story boards are made up of separate boxes to retell a story. There is a template attached below for you to copy and use. 

What traditional tale is this story map telling us? Can you use it to retell the story?

Phonics Activity


In Phonics we have learnt that there are different digraphs that make the same sound. This week explore the 'oo' 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.


Please use Phonics Play (link is embedded below) for online Phonics games as well. The children will know them well as we use them in class as part of our Phonics learning. 

They are offering free access using the username: march20 and password: home.


Have a go at the  Phase 5 activities. If these are too tricky explore the Phase 3 activities. 


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


oo - actions: lean forwards and backwards whilst making the 2 different pronounciations


ue -  ue ue sticky glue

u_e* - u_e, u_e sugar cube


* This digraph is called a Split Vowel Digraph (as the u 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 (u) makes the sound of the letter name.

Sort these words by the 'oo' digraph in them.

What words can you find that have the different 'oo' digraphs in?