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Here are this weeks English activities. Don't forget to scroll down to find this weeks Phonics activities too.

Jasper's Beanstalk

By Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen Published by Hodder Children's Books

Literacy Tasks for Jaspers Beanstalk

  • Write instructions to plant beans
  • Record bean growth in a bean diary. (See Below: Jaspers Beanstalk mini diary)
  • Write labels for the pictures from the story
  • Write labels for a bean picture. ( See Below: Jaspers Beanstalk Labels)
  • Write a book review about the story. (See Below: Jasper’s Beanstalk book review sheet)
  • Learn the Jasper’s Beanstalk song (See Below)
  • Take a walk around your local area, park or garden. What can you find growing? You could take a pen and paper to draw what you find.
  • Keep a diary for a week like Jasper did – this could be about anything. What toys you play with each day? What you had for your breakfast?
  • Draw a picture of what you think would be at the top of the beanstalk. See Below:Top of the beanstalk sheet)
  • Write some sentences what you might see at the top of the beanstalk.

Blue group- we would you to write a list of things you might find at the top of the beanstalk. Try and think of the first sound you can hear in each word.

Challenge: Use one of the words in a simple sentence.


Green group-  we would like you to write 3 sentences Remember to use finger spaces between each word.

Challenge: Now think of your own sentence and write it.


Red and Yellow group- we would like you to think of 5 sentences to write about what you might see at the top of the beanstalk. Remember to use your 3 writing goals (Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.)

Challenge: Try to use the word 'and' in your sentence.


For this week’s phonics we are going to be using all the sounds that we have been learning since September to read longer and nonsense words. Nonsense words are words that aren’t real, they are made up and silly words and sound silly when you read them. Watch the video below and see if you can read some of the easy nonsense words, although they are easy nonsense words, you might find them tricky to begin with. Once you have watched the video, go to and play either ‘Buried Treasure, ‘Dragons Den’ or ‘Picnic on Pluto’. Play these games using phase 2 then phase 3 sounds, look out for the nonsense words and try to put them in the right places.

Don’t forget there are loads of games that you can play on Phonics Play in phases 2 and 3. I like the ‘Tricky Word Trucks’ game. I have put the tricky word songs below so you can practising singing the songs before playing the game.

Phonics Assessment Episode 1 - Blending and Decoding Nonsense words

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children co...

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky,...

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