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This week in literacy we are going to be exploring the poem below. I would like you to read through the poem with your adult and have a think about which words rhyme. Remember a rhyming word has the same ending but a different beginning sound. We call this the onset of the rhyming word. Once you have read through the poem, can you make a dinosaur puppet and act it out for your family. You could get mum or dad to read it while you move the puppet to the different parts of your body. Have fun! I can't wait to see your puppets!

Story Time

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This week we will be focussing on recapping some of our set 1 sounds and todays sound is 'o-o- orange'. I will include a variety of 'o' activities below but the best way to let your child explore the sounds is to go on a hunt around the house for things that begin with 'o'. Make 'o' using play dough and try and make some words that have 'o' as a part of them like 'd-o-g'. 

For their phonics lesson it is handy if your child has a writing book or white board and pen. 



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I often find the best way to practise spellings is personal but there is a technique called 'look, say, cover, write', which some children find helpful. First you look at the word in question, say it, cover it up and then write it. 

Some children find it exciting to write the word in multicoloured writing, bubble writing, use it in a sentence or even draw a picture of it. 








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Art - Puffy Paint Dinosaurs 

Puffy paint is a truly exciting creation and can be made in a variety of ways. The paint puffs up a bit like bubble bath to make a foamy liquid.

You will need several pots for the different colours of your choice. 

Paint (primary colours)

PVA Glue 

Shaving Foam


Pour a small amount of paint into your pot and add 1/3 cup of PVA glue. Then add in 1/3 of a cup of shaving foam. Mix until your paint starts to foam. 

You can make as many different colours as you wish and explore colour mixing. 

Cut out or draw the templates of different dinosaurs and enjoy decorating them with your puffy paint.