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Please read with your child for 20 minutes each day. This could be a story book which you read, a phonics book which they read or a mixture of the two.


Oxford Owl have a library of free books which can be read on a phone or tablet.


Follow the link below and sign up yourself. You can then access a variety of books which are age-appropriate. Start on age 3-4 (Oxford Level 1) and work your way through as your child gets more confident.


►World Book Day


Today all of our learning will be centred around World Book Day.


I have planned lots of activities to celebrate books and reading.


As well as the activities which I have provided below, it would be fantastic if you could provide lots of reading experiences throughout the day, both with your child reading and you reading to your child.


►My favourite book


Our first activity today is talking about our favourite books.


Ask your child to select their favourite book from your books at home and read it together.


Once it has finished, talk all about the events in the story and all of the characters. 


Ask your child why they like the book so much and what their favourite part is.


►Design a book cover


After reading your child's favourite book, ask your child to draw their own version of the front cover.


They could create a copy of the original front cover or create a different one with their own ideas for characters and background to include.


Once they have finished, encourage them to decorate it however they like, selecting appropriate colours and materials to do so.


►Name that story


For this activity, we are going to see how well you child knows classic stories.


Describe the storyline of the following traditional tales and ask your child to tell you what story it is.


e.g. 'A little girl wearing a red cape meets a wolf in the woods on the way to Grandma's House.'


Little Red Riding Hood

The Gingerbread Man

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Three Little Pigs

Goldilocks and the Three Bears



The Little Red Hen


I have attached a PowerPoint below that can help you with this activity, should you need it. However, you could use your own descriptions if you like.




►The Masked Reader


As part of our school-wide The Masked Reader activity today, I would love to see some videos of your child either reading or telling a story in disguise.


They could dress up or cover their face in any way they wish.


They could read part of their book from school, roleplay part of a story or provide an outline of the plot of their favourite book.


I will then be showing the videos to the rest of the class next week and we will try to guess who is on the videos.


Please upload any videos to Tapestry.

Mrs Wills' Favourite Book


Here is a lovely story about Winnie the Pooh which you could watch together at the end of the day.

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