The story this week is ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
“Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for Superworm!”
Click on the video resource link to hear Miss Charman read the story (in the stories section).
Superworm begins with ‘s’
Handwrite: Slither down the snake.
‘s’ for Superworm, spider, slug and snail.
If you have some playdough or can make some playdough (See recipe) Then you can use it to make a ‘s’. First role it between your hands or between your hand and the table to make a long sausage or worm shape. This is also good for making our hands stronger, ready for writing.
Use your long playdough worm to form ‘s’. Trace your fingers over the ‘s’ letter shape.
What other letters can you form with your playdough?
Try letters from your name. Have a look at the Speed Sounds Card to help you.
Recipe for play dough
Plain Playdough Recipe
2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of salt
1 heaping tablespoon of cream of tartar
2 cups of water
1 splash of oil (a tablespoon)
Mix dry ingredients together in bowl. Heat liquids in a large pan. Slowly stir in flour mixture. Stir and cook until smooth. Put on board and knead until shiny. Once it has cooled keep in air tight container or plastic bag.
If you are making one colour add a few drops of food colouring as you make it. If you want different
colours then divide your dough on the board into the number of balls required and add a drop of the chosen colour to each ball.
- too wet – knead in flour a little dusting at a time.
- too dry – knead in a little water.
Initial letter sound hunt.
Let’s see how many things we can find around the house that start with ‘s’. Do you have someone in your house whose name begins with ‘s’, Have a look at your toys, furniture, food, out in your garden. What can you find?
All of Superworm’s friends work together to rescue him from the lizard and the crow. Superworm is so happy to be free and safe, he wants to say thank you.
My Superworm story.
Can you write a superworm story? We need a beginning, a middle and an end.
Beginning: One day…...
Don’t forget to use your Speed Sounds to help you in your writing. You can draw pictures to help you tell your story too.
Your teachers would love you to share your stories with them on the class Dojo!
Speed Sounds Set 1 for Nursery and Reception children.
Speed Sounds Set 2 for Reception children.
Red Words for Reception children.
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