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Read your available BUG CLUB BOOK and answer the comprehension questions.


Remember to use your reading skills:


  • Fred Talk unfamiliar words. E.g- f-r-o-g
  • Slide the syllables together. E.g fr og becomes frog.
  • Chunk new words before putting them together to read. E.g book-let becomes booklet
  • Refer to the illustrations (pictures) for clues
  • Use the Read to me function to listen to the pronunciation of difficult words.
  • Re-read words and sentences you’re unsure of to grasp the meaning.
  • Most of all, write down new vocabulary and search for their meaning in dictionaries.
  • Make sure you answer all the comprehension questions (quiz questions). This will help you to interpret the meaning of what you have read and also to practise your decoding skills.  



Whole class reading-reading and discussing text, speaking and listening 


Text of the week: Lima's Red Hot Chilli by David Mills and Derek Brazell

Learning Objective: To explore a text and make predictions.  


Success Criteria: I can talk about what I see and hear

       I can predict what might happen next.

       I can explain my thinking.


Purpose: To explore the text and say what might happen next based on what they have seen, heard, felt and smelt.


Vocabulary: hungry, little, different, shiny, delicious, bite, rescue, Lima, hard, hairy, hot


Adult: Discuss the features of the book with your child; front cover, title, author, back cover and blurb. read the first two pages of the book to your child, encouraging your child to say what the story might be about. 

Use key questions as a prompt to support your child to make predictions about the story


Key questions: Where can you find the title? Who is the author?

Can you show me the back cover? Where can we find the blurb? What is the role of the blurb? What do you think the story might be about? How do you know? What's going to happen next? What makes you think so?



Adult: read or listen to the story with your child.


Lima's Red Hot Chilli

Lima is really hungry. In the kitchen, there's plenty of food to choose from: a hairy coconut, some shiny samosas and a plateful of sticky sweets...but nothing...

Discuss: Are the predictions the same as the story? What's different? What's the same? 

Can they remember the title of the story? Can they talk about some of the events in the story?





Text: Lima's red Hot Chilli by David Mills and Derek Brazel


Learning Objective:  To write a label 


Success Criteria:   

  • To write initial sounds of words.

  • To use ‘Fred talk’ to write sounds in words. 

  • To spell words.



Purpose:  To use their phonics knowledge to write words.


Vocabulary:  food, labels, sweet, chilli, red, hot


 Have some food items or use food items from the story, encouraging your child to name them. Tell your child that you are going to write labels for some of the foods in the story.


Ask your child to choose their favourite food. Say its name and model using sounds to write the name.

For example, food: f-oo-d; food,  chilli: ch-i-ll-i; chilli.

Ask your child to repeat this process after you. 


Activity: Go through the other food names using the same strategy to help your child write labels for the selected foods. First they name the food, fred talk the sounds in the word. Then write the word. 


 Extension: Encourage your child to add adjectives to describe the food items.


soft samosas 

sticky sweet 

hot chilli







Lesson Objective: To be able to count numbers to 10

 accurately - forwards and backwards. 


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