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

What the Ladybird Heard Next - Story Read Aloud

Take a Look Books! Books for use in Primary Schools. The next instalment of Julia Donaldson's amazing ladybird stories. Two naughty robbers, Lanky Len and He...

Teaching Ideas and Resources:


  • Make a list of similarities / differences between this book and the original. Which do you prefer? Why?
  • The original story was turned into a theatre production. Could you perform this story to an audience?
  • Create some speech / thought bubbles to add to the illustrations.
  • Make a list of all of the rhyming words in the story.
  • Write an alternative ending for the story, in which Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len manage to steal the hen. How might the animals try to rescue her?
  • Retell the story (You could draw the characters and make them into puppets to help you)

Task 1:

Listen to the story "What the Ladybird Heard Again" (Above)

Discuss with someone in your family what you liked about the story, or what you disliked.

Talk about how this story is similar to last weeks story "What the Ladybird Heard" and how it is different.

Challenge: Can you draw a picture of the ladybird and add a speech bubble?


If you haven't already managed to do so you might want to do the virtual farm visit before completing task 2.


Task 2:

This week we would like you to look at the writing templates below.

If you are in the Yellow and Red Group we would like you to think of 5 sentences to write about what you can see and hear on the farm. Remember to use your 3 writing goals (Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.)

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

If you are in the Green group we would like you to write 3 sentences "I can see..." Remember to use finger spaces between each word.

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

If you are in the Blue group we would you to write a list of animals you might see on the farm. Try and think of the first sound you can hear in the animal name.

Challenge: Use one of the animal names you wrote and put it in the sentence "I can see ..."


This weeks sounds are below, these are all sounds we have covered in class before but they are very tricky sounds as some of them have three letters to make one sound, we call these sounds trigraphs. Listen to the clip and then try to write some words that have this sound in them. You could use a phoneme frame to help you.

Don't forget there are lots of fun activities for you to do on (use the login in your home learning pack) click on the the classwork section and you will find lots of games to play. 


Phoneme frame

To write words using a phoneme frame, sound out each word and write one sound in each box. Some words have one, two, three or more sounds, try to do words with just two or three sounds in them for now.  
















Say the word to your child and ask them to sound it out and write it in the phoneme frame. See a list of words for each sound below.



The /ear/ - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Watch Mr Thorne teach the ear sound, try to write some ear words in a phoneme frame.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode AIR

Watch Mr Thorne and Geraldine learning the 'air' sound. Try to write some 'air' words in a phoneme frame.


There isn't a video for this sound as it can be pronounced is different ways depending on your accent, teach this sound to your child in your own accent. 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /er/

Watch Mr Thorne and Geraldine learn the 'er' sound. Try and write some 'er' words in a phoneme frame.

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