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25.01.21

Literacy: To write a letter to the three bears.

Firstly I would like you to read Goldilocks and the Three Bears with your child, I will also be reading the story on Monday 25th at 11am (am) and 11:30am (pm).

Talk about what Goldilocks did, was it good idea? What should she have done instead? When the bears came back and she was in baby bear’s bed, how did she feel when she heard them?

 

Activity 1:

Draw a picture or create a face of how goldilocks would have felt when she heard the bears come back. Under the picture I would like the adult to write:

‘I would have felt’ and then the child to finish the sentence and overwrite the word.

e.g. ‘I would have felt scared.’ Perfect opportunity to talk about other words meaning scared; petrified, worried, concerned, terrified etc.

 

Activity 2- Challenge:

I would like your child to pretend they are Goldilocks and to write a letter to apologise to the three bears. Why should she say sorry? You may complete this in a way which is suitable for your child.

 

You may include a letter including how she’s sorry for everything and retell the sorry or you may apologise just for breaking Baby Bear’s chair.

 

The letter must include:

  • Sentence starters from the adult and the child to finish it.
  • A picture
  • Some element of your child overwriting.
  • Your child signing the letter off by overwriting Goldilocks. Your child should then practise writing their name afterwards.  
  • Apologise for going into the house without the bears, eating the porridge, breaking the chair and sleeping in the beds. 

Phonics

It is also important to complete some phonics sessions throughout the week. These do not have to be recorded and only need to be 5/10 minutes but they are very beneficial. Please ensure you are using the sound the letter makes as well as the name of the letters. 

 

Types of activities you can do: 

> Recognising initial sounds for words 'B for bananas' 

> Sound hunt, please start with finding words beginning with s and a, then extend to t. Also learning to write these letters and recognising them in their name. 

> Rhyming stories e.g. Julia Donaldson 

> Rhyming Soup- see files on Teams. 

> Matching rhyming words

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