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Remember to keep practising sounds and story green words and speedy green words. You don’t have to do all at once, just the ones you need the most practise with.

Storytime/Read Aloud: Tadpole's Promise, by Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis writes special picture books and "Tadpoles Promise" is a great example. The ending is a real surprise and will delight children. She has other ...


Read Tadpole’s Promise. Define promise, i.e. saying that you will do something. Identify the promise that tadpole makes. Ask your child to share the promises they have made. Write a list of these on the board or a sheet of paper. Consider why it is important to keep promises. Discuss how it feels when promises are kept and broken. (Links with PSED) Now look at your worksheet. Think about the promise that Tadpole made and complete the sentence on your worksheet. Then talk with your adult about how Tadpole broke his promise, complete the worksheet by writing how Tadpole broke his promise.


Day 2 The Snail and the Whale. There is a variety of activities that can be completed in relation to the story. You don’t have to complete them all. Choose the ones you think are easier to complete at home.


Make an articulated frog. Children need to colour your frog and cut out the body and legs.

insert a split pin through the black holes in the legs and body to join them together (fine motor skills), and make it move!


Boris and Sid are bad - You should be able to read lots of these words (this can be read throughout the week). Should develop confidence and fluency.