Ask your child the following questions:
1. Who made the Gingerbread Man?
2. Why did the Gingerbread Man run away?
3. Who did he meet on his journey?
4. Have you ever eaten a gingerbread man? What do they taste like?
Encourage your child to draw a picture of the Gingerbread Man in their purple exercise book - explain that this is the 'main character' of the story.
Now that we are becoming really familiar with our new story, I would like the children to think about questions that they might like to ask The Gingerbread Man. Discuss with your child what they would like to know from the Gingerbread Man and see if they can then guess the answers.
Model to the children how you would then write the question and see if they can copy it underneath. Concentrate on the correct formation of their letters rather than the ability to write a question independently.
This task can be completed in the purple exercise book. Don't forget to send me your questions!
Use the words below to see if your child can independently spell CVC words. Begin by using 'my turn your turn' to get your child to repeat the word back to you. Practice 'putting the word on your fingers' (e.g. the word cat would be on 3 fingers as it has 3 sounds"). Then encourage your child to write the sounds as they hear them in the word.