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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 understand why the title and events in a story are important  


Success Criteria: 

  •  I can look at the picture and use them as clues.  

  • I can talk about what is happening in the story using the right vocabulary.  

  • I can speak in full sentences.




  • To understand that story titles helps create attention and prepare the reader/listener. 
  • To understand that story events helps us to sequence events and also to understand the world around us. 


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



Read the story with your child, discussing the importance of the title and events in the story. Use the key questions below to help you.



Key questions:

 what is the title of the story? Who is the author? 

How did the story begin? 

 Why do you think Lima tried the red chilli instead of the other food? Have you ever tasted chilli peppers? Did you like them?

How did Lima feel after eating the chilli? What made her feel better?

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...

Task: To talk about events in a story using some story language.






Learning Objective:  To begin to explore riddles.  


Success Criteria:   I can recognise features of a riddle.  

                      I can make riddles about food.


Purpose: To use some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence.  


Vocabulary: Foods, labels, picture, story, adjectives, describe  


 Read out some riddles to and with your child.  Follow the link below to watch a video about riddles.



After watching the video, explain to your child that riddles  are  a type of  poetry that  describes something without  naming it, leaving it  for the  reader  to guess. 


Here are examples of riddles.





Discuss the features with your child.

Features- it ends with a question, it makes the reader guess, the writer uses adjectives to describe what they're talking about.


Task: Write a riddle together with your child. 

For example: What is red and shiny but as hot as fire? (answer: chilli)





Learning Objective: To be able to count similar objects up to 10 with accuracy and fluency.  


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