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Speaking and Listening

Tuesday 5th May




As you listen to a story or a rhyme with your adult, use some instruments or items that can make noise (pans, wooden spoons and rolling pins, rice in a yoghurt post, feet etc) to add sound effects to the story. Think about how different instruments could be played to create different effects. For example, can you make a loud noise and a quiet noise using the same instrument.


If you need help and want ideas, look at how Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt. He creates different sound effects for mud, water, grass, blizzard. 

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt



We'll look at alliteration this week. Alliteration is where words in a phrase or a sentence repeatedly start with the same sounds. We have funny tongue twisters where the same sound is used:


Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?


What a funny sentence! Most of these words start with the same sound... p. 


Lots of superheroes and supervillains have alliteration in their name. I can think of Peter Parker... Clark Kent... Lex Luther... Sue Storm. 


Have a look at different superheroes and supervillains with your adult. Can you find any more with first and seconds names that have the same sound? Adults, please support your child in modelling the first sound.


Draw the superheroes or supervillains you find and send them to the nursery email.


Maybe you can have a look at the first sound in your name and come up with your own alliterative superhero name! I think mine should be Barmy Miss Blackburn!


Thursday 7th May




Do you have any musical instruments at home? Ask an adult to show you how they are played and try making some sounds with the instrument. Explore what they sound like. Take a photo or draw a picture of your instrument to share on the nursery email. Don't worry if you have any instruments - you could always make your own instrument. Put rice in a container with a lid to make a shaker. Use spoons and pans for drums. Use kitchen roll tube as a didgeridoo.




Charlotte the Chef is making Silly Sound Soup. Each soup needs three ingredients that start with the same sound. She has already made 't' sound soup using toffees, tomatoes and toast. Help Charlotte the Chef to make soup which three ingredients that begin with...




Practise saying s like a snake. Sssss... ssss... ssss...


My Silly Sound Soup will have... socks, suncream and snakes in it! I think that sounds tasty!