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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 describe the main events in a story. 


Success Criteria:  I can talk about events in a story 

I can talk about the main events in a story. 

I can describe events in detail.


Purpose: To be aware of the writer's intention and to engage the children.


Key vocabulary: hungry, samosa, shiny, delicious, bite, rescue, Lima, hard, hairy, hot, sweets



Activity 1

Listen or read the story with your child discussing the events as they unfold. Ask your child to tell you how the story began and how it ended.

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...

Activity 2

Help your child to identify the main events in the story and say why they are key to the story by using the prompt questions below. Encourage your child to speak in full sentences as hey describe the main events.


Key questions: what happened at the beginning of the story? How do you think Lima is feeling in this part of the story? How do you know that?  How did the story end?


Challenge: Ask your child to draw pictures of the main events in the story and label. Encourage your child to use their sounds to help them write the words (labels).




RWI Phonics 


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Useful resources






Learning Objective:    To plan a riddle  


Success Criteria:   


  • I can use adjectives to describe objects.      

  • I can use my sounds to write words.  

  • I can read my writing.



Purpose: To use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.  


 Vocabulary:  riddles, adjectives, plan mind up, create, question, taste, size, colour  



Key question: What am I? What is a riddle? Can you guess what it is?




Discuss riddles including its features with your child again using the power point slides below. Then plan your own riddle using the template on the slide or create your own.








Learning Objective: To be able to understand what zero represents and use it when counting.  


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