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Thursday 4th March


World Book Day Introduction

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Session 1 - Share your favourite story

Assembly with Mrs Grainger - Roystone

Session 2 - Phonics


Session 3 - Maths from a story

Session 4 - Singing

Session 5 - End of day story.

Today is World Book Day and the theme for this year is, 'share a story'. Please have a look at the World Book Day folder on the main class page. In here you will find stories being read by Ladywood staff. I hope you enjoy listening to the range of stories and I hope you enjoy sharing your favourite stories with your family members.

Session 1 - Share your favourite story

  • We all have lots of stories that we enjoy and we are going to start by thinking about our favourite stories.
  • One of my favourite stories is, 'Giraffes Can't Dance' by Giles Andreae. I like this story because Gerald the Giraffe thinks that he can't dance but then he finds the right kind of music. He feels very proud and happy at the end of the book as he discovers he is a fabulous dancer. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I do.

'Giraffes Can't Dance' by Giles Andreae

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  • I hope you enjoyed this story and it's great that it has a happy ending with Gerald feeling really pleased with himself. Discuss the story with your adult and talk about the different events. Talk about your favourite bit of the story and explain the reasons why. Was there anything that you didn't like about the story?
  • Think about stories and authors that you like. Do you have a favourite story and if so why do you like this story?
  • Draw a picture of the front cover of one of your favourite stories or draw a picture of your favourite storybook character. Ask your adult to email your work to me and then we can see which stories we all like.
  • Enjoy sharing some of your much loved stories with your adult throughout the day.
  • Try out some of the book-based ideas on the sheet below.
Assembly with Mrs Grainger-Roystone - Please go to our assembly folder to find the assembly for today.

Session 2 - Phonics

  • Learning all letter sounds helps us to become great readers and writers. We can use our phonic skills to decode unknown words and we can sound out our won words when writing.
  • Look at the sound sheets below. Can you say all the sounds?
  • Look at the sounds below and sort the words. Say each word clearly so you can hear the sounds in each word.
  • Sing the song below to learn some of the sounds we have been learning this term.
  • We have to sight read our trick words as we can't sound these out. Look at the lists of tricky words below. How many of these words can you now sight read?
Session 3 - 'Spinderella' by Julia Donaldson

'Spinderella' by Julia Donaldson

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  • In the story, Spinderella was wanting to learn how to count. She counted up to 20 when counting the football players. Can you count up to 20 and write each number as you count? If you are confident at counting to 20 and you know these numbers, then count beyond. Which number can you count up to? Can you write the numbers as you count? Can you say 1 more / 1 less than a given number?
  • Spinderella was also learning how to share amounts evenly between 2. When there were 20 football players, she found out that to share this evenly there needed to be 10 players on each team.
  • Can we practise our sharing skills too? Put out even amounts of toys in front of you i.e. 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 etc. Now share these evenly between you and your adult and see how many you get each.
  • I hope you enjoyed the story Spinderella. I think she is a very clever spider and it's great that she wants to learn all about counting and numbers.

Session 4 - Singing

  • Use your Charanga login and choose some songs from this term which you have really enjoyed.
  • Click on Spring 2 - 'Our World' and choose songs from here. Try and do some actions as you sing along.

Session 5 - Story

I hope you have all had an enjoyable World Book Day and have listened to lots of fabulous stories. I have chosen 'The Runaway Pea' to end the day with as I think this is a funny story. I hope you enjoy it too.

'The Runaway Pea' by Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore

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