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Literacy

The Little Red Hen

This week we will be looking at the story of The Little Red Hen.

 

 

Monday

Activity

Focus

Extra Support

Handwriting sheet

u

Learn to Write the Letter U | Pre-cursive Letter Formation - YouTube

 

 

 

Phonics

Set 1 – x

Set 2 – ay

Phonics Play Game

Ruth Miskin Training - YouTube

 

PhonicsPlay

 

 

 

Reading

CVC words and book of choice from home or comprehension activity

Extra Online Reading Books | Hanley Swan St Gabriel's with St Mary's CofE Primary School (secure-primarysite.net)

The Little Red Hen Story

 

Listen to the story of The Little Red Hen and then discuss the following questions with an adult.    

  

What season is it in the story?
What did little red hen spy?
How did she feel about this?
Who would not help her plant the corn?
What do you think of little red hen? Is she lazy?
How does she care for her corn?
What does the word ‘oodles’ mean?
How do the animals feel at the end of the story? 
What do you think the moral of the story is? Is it similar to The

Three Little Pigs? How?

    

The Little Red Hen

Tuesday

Activity

Focus

Extra Support

Handwriting sheet

v

Learn to Write the Letter V | Pre-cursive Letter Formation - YouTube

 

 

 

Phonics

Set 1 – sh

Set 2 – ee

Phonics Play Game

Ruth Miskin Training - YouTube

 

PhonicsPlay

 

 

 

Reading

CVC words and book of choice from home or comprehension activity

Extra Online Reading Books | Hanley Swan St Gabriel's with St Mary's CofE Primary School (secure-primarysite.net)

Animal Adjectives Activity

In the story of The Little Red Hen, the author uses some great words to describe the animals. Can you remember what an author is? The author is the person that wrote the book.

These describing words are called adjectives.

 

Listen to the story again and see if you can spot the words that are used to describe the animals.

 

Did you hear...

Plump, pink pig?

Sneaky, skinny rat?

Curled-up, stripey cat?

Sleek skinny rat?

 

Can you find some of your favourite toys from around the house and think of some great words to describe them?

Wednesday

Activity

Focus

Extra Support

Handwriting sheet

w

How to write the letter 'w' | Improve Your Handwriting - YouTube

 

 

 

Phonics

Set 1 – th

Set 2 – igh

Phonics Play Game

Ruth Miskin Training - YouTube

 

PhonicsPlay

 

 

 

Reading

CVC words and book of choice from home or comprehension activity

Extra Online Reading Books | Hanley Swan St Gabriel's with St Mary's CofE Primary School (secure-primarysite.net)

The Very Busy Little Red Hen

Did you notice how busy the Little Red Hen was? She did so many things!

If you cannot remember take some time to re-watch the story.

 

Can you tell an adult all the things that the Little Red Hen did?

These 'doing words' are called verbs. Do you remember them from the Big Bad Wolf writing?

 

Find the toys that you used in yesterdays literacy activity.

Can you get them to do things around the house?

Can you tell an adult what your toys are doing (verb) and try and include some lovely describing words (adjectives)?

Here are some of the things that my toys are doing.

 

The fluffy, brown bear is climbing up the stairs.

The happy, spotty dog is sitting on my chair.

The large, smiley Mickey Mouse is lying on my bed. 

Thursday

Activity

Focus

Extra Support

Handwriting sheet

x

How to write the letter 'x' | Improve Your Handwriting - YouTube

 

 

 

Phonics

Set 1 – ch

Set 2 – ow

Phonics Play Game

Ruth Miskin Training - YouTube

 

PhonicsPlay

 

 

 

Reading

CVC words and book of choice from home or comprehension activity

Extra Online Reading Books | Hanley Swan St Gabriel's with St Mary's CofE Primary School (secure-primarysite.net)

The Little Red Hen Writing

 

Today, we are going to do some writing about the Little Red Hen. We will start today and finish it tomorrow.

We are going to start to write a very short recount of The Little Red Hen. This means that we are going to retell the story in our own words.

 Choose 3 farm animals that are not in the story, but ones that you would like to use in your story. These could be a horse, dog, cow, sheep, turkey, goose, rabbit, deer etc.

Now list some words to describe these animals (adjectives), just like you did with your favourite toys on Tuesday.

We are going to start the story with the Little Red Hen wanting to make some bread, and then you are going to draw and write your new characters into the story.

Have a look at my example below and then have a go yourself. You can use the worksheet below or complete it on a piece of paper of your own. You could complete the Little Red Hen and one animal today and then finish it tomorrow.

 

If you find the writing tricky, it is ok to copy my sentences or copy an adult's writing.

 

Optional Challenge: Can you make your sentences even better by writing about what your animal is doing (adding in a verb)? I have done this with the chick in the example below.

 

 

Friday

Activity

Focus

Extra Support

Handwriting sheet

Y

Z over half term

How to write the letter 'y' | Improve Your Handwriting - YouTube

How to write the letter 'z' | Improve Your Handwriting - YouTube

 

 

 

Phonics

Set 1 – qu

Set 2 – oo

Phonics Play Game

Ruth Miskin Training - YouTube

 

PhonicsPlay

 

 

 

Reading

CVC words and book of choice from home or comprehension activity

Extra Online Reading Books | Hanley Swan St Gabriel's with St Mary's CofE Primary School (secure-primarysite.net)

Finish Off Friday!

Can you finish your recount today?

Have you had a go at the challenge that I set yesterday?

Remember to include:

A capital letter at the start of each sentence.

Cursive handwriting - if you can.

​​​​​​​Spaces between your words.

A full stop at the end of your sentence.

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