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Big Talk

What do you know about the Queen?

‘Big Talk’ questions will be given each week. We are sure that you will recognise that talking together is one of the most important factors in developing children’s educational abilities. Children need to hear Standard English – we as adults need to be role models for this. It is a good idea to encourage your child to give you an oral account of what they have been doing both in and out of school, and explore together good vocabulary to enhance their account.


 Encourage as many family members as possible to be involved in the Big Talk activity.

 Make it an enjoyable activity

 Switch off the television to try to ensure that this is dedicated talking and listening time.

 Begin a conversation by modelling… “I think that… because …”

 Ask other family members to give their ideas, opinions and reasons why.

To help develop your children’s skills, you may also use activities such as those below, asking your children to:

 Listen carefully to follow a story or an account and answer questions about it.

 Listen carefully and work with others to think up questions about the story.

 Talk about their own experiences and those in stories.

 Express preferences and likes and dislikes, giving explanations.

 Actively participate in oral storytelling.

 Identify and describe the main characters and setting of a story.  Retell stories in different ways e.g. role-play/ dressing- up/puppets.


This week we will be re-visiting all phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs.

all digraphs and trigraphs

Here is a link to help to pronounce sounds accurately.

We will also be learning the tricky words.....

have      little

Some suggested activities:

  • Play I-spy around the home with the new sounds.
  • Find the new sounds and tricky words in your reading book and around the home.
  • Sound out and spell some simple cvc (consonant-vowel-consonant) words with the new sounds in. 
  • Play some of the games on the phonics websites (listed below) using the sounds we are learning.
  • Draw pictures and label with a caption using the new sounds.


An activity has been set on Mathseeds.....

Number 0 and ordering numbers

Useful websites

Here is a list of useful links that can be used by your children every day: