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Giraffes Don't Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andreae

Jolly Phonics "r"



This week we are going to be focusing on the sound 'r'. Can you make some simple words using flash cards and putting the sounds together. You could make the words rat, run, red, rag.


Go outside with some chalks and write different sounds on the floor or wall. Can your child find all the 'r' sounds? Using a washing up liquid bottle, your child can squirt each 'r' sound. 

Rhyming words - Literacy

In the story 'Giraffes Can't Dance' there are lots of rhyming words. Did you hear any when you were listening to it? Words that rhyme sound very similar and often it's only the first letter of the word that is different. Listen again to the story and see if you can hear any rhyming words in the story. You could try to write some of these words with help or ask an adult to write them down for you. 


To extend your learning, you could choose one of the rhyming words from your list and think of other words that rhyme with it?