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Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Home Learning - Literacy

Here are some ideas and activities to support literacy learning at home each week, in addition to the phonics booklets and games sent home with each child. You will find sound charts and letter formation support below to help your child with their learning. 

For phonics work, please visit the phonics home learning page.  

29.06.20 - Story Telling - Little Red Riding Hood 

This week we will be learning the story of Little Red Riding Hood. There are five sessions to complete - one for each day. Click on the session to follow the link. 

Session 1        Session 2       Session 3        Session 4       Session 5

22.06.20 - Story Telling - Goldilocks and the Three Bears 

This week we will be learning the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. There are five sessions to complete - you may like to do a session each day. Click on the session to follow the link. Happy learning! 

Session 1         Session 2        Session 3          Session 4         Session 5

15.06.20 - Instructions 

Lots of Reception children are returning to school this week and our focus will be on washing hands, good hygiene and settling back in to school. 

This week, I challenge you to write instructions for how to wash your hands properly and how to blow your nose! You can create your own or use the template below for support. 

01.06.20 - Ahhhh 'mi hearties! 

Use the pictures to prompt sentence writing about pirates. 

Don't forget! You need to use finger spaces and full stops. You also need a capital letter at the start of your sentence. 

18.05.20 - Jungle Animal Fact Files

Research different jungle animals. What are they called? What do they look like and how do they move? What do they eat? 

You will some some information on our topic page. You could also look at books you might have at home or use the internet. 

Write a fact file for a jungle animal. You can use the templates below or create your own. Try to use full sentences - remember finger spaces and full stops! There are sound and letter formation charts at the top of this page to help. 

Anyone who does more than one fact file will get a special certificate from Mrs St. Clair! 

11.05.20 - Story Telling - The Three Little Pigs 

This week we will be learning the story of the Three Little Pigs. There are five sessions to complete - you may like to do a session each day. Click on the session to follow the link. Happy learning! 

Session 1          Session 2         Session 3          Session 4         Session 5

There's no need to print this but it is there if you would like to use it.

04.05.20 - All About VE Day

After learning about VE day (you can find lots of VE day learning on our topic/general page), create a poster to show how people celebrate VE day. If you are celebrating VE day, include how you will be celebrating! 

Send over your posters for us to see! 

30.04.20 - The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was None of his Business
(Werner Holzwarth / Wolf Erlbruch) 

A bedtime story for you to enjoy... one of our favourites! 

Love Mrs St. Clair x

27.04.20 - Walking Through the Jungle

Sing along to this catchy song, as a little girl explores the world!

The song starts with 'Walking through the jungle...' 

Support your child in reading the text below from the song. 

Think of at least two more of your own ideas to add to the song about walking through the jungle. Practise saying/singing the parts in a rhythm, like the song. 

Write the sentences on paper. Remember - try to use the sounds you know. You can find the sounds we know and the letter formation sheet at the top of this page to help. 

20.04.20 - Rumble in the Jungle!

As part out our new topic, we would have shared 'Rumble in the Jungle' this week in class.  You could share this text together at home.  If you don't have the book you could listen to it on YouTube:

Whilst listening to the story, try to hear the rhyming words. Can you spot them? 

Write some of the matching rhymes. Which sounds can you hear? 


Use the sequencing card pictures below to talk about each of the animals from the story.  Write two rhyming sentences for some of the animals. 

Here is an example: The chimpanzee's hair is brown. He likes to hang upside down. 

Most children will need the first sentence giving for support. Here are some first sentence examples: 

  • The lion goes in to his lair
  • Zebras can run very fast
  • Watch that snake slither on by.
  • Tigers have stripes on their back.

Why not think of a mixture of sensible and silly rhymes? 

Resources to support phonics and literacy learning 

Click on the links below to go directly to the website:

Phonics play website (for free access use username: march20 and password: home) 

Letters and Sounds website

Free eBooks, similar to those your child takes home each week

Teach your Monster to Read (the website is free to use)

Range of interactive activities and downloadable home learning packs from Twinkl (one month free using the code UKTWINKLHELPS)

ICT Games website 

How can you support literacy learning at home? A guide for parents and carers. 

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