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Each Peach Pear Plum

This week in nursery we will be looking at the book, 'Each Peach Pear Plum.' We hope you enjoy the story. 

Each Peach Pear Plum

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Now your child is beginning to Fred talk and blend three letter words together they are ready to start reading some simple books (pink band). When reading books you will come across 'red words.' They are called red words because they can't be sounded out phonetically and blended together to say the word correctly. We teach the children, 'You can't Fred a red.'  

Over the next few weeks and summer holidays, work at your child's pace to learn the red words below in this order:                

Red Words















There is also an attachment below so you can print off the words either in red or on to red paper so you can use them as flashcards. 




To recognise and write the letters ‘u’ and ‘b’.


To say the letter sounds

  • Watch the YouTube clip to say them correctly.

'u' and 'b' are bouncy sounds. 


Rhymes to help your child remember how to write the letters correctly

  • Use the letter sound mat below

u – down and under, up to the top and draw a puddle. 

b – down the laces, to the heel, round the toe.


Activities to help recognise the letters

  • Hide the letters in the garden and go on a letter sound hunt. Your child could move in different ways e.g. jump to the letter ‘u.’
  • Hunt for miniature letters hidden in the garden/ around the lounge. They could use a magnifying glass if you have one.
  • Spot letters in the story books you share together.
  • Spot letters around the house on food packets, tv programmes, word art.
  • Spot letters when you are out walking.
  • Watch the alphablocks ‘u’ and ‘b’ episodes.
  • Make the alphablocks ‘u’ and ‘b’ character using the printable sheet to colour and stick onto a tube.


Activities to support sound skills

  • Give the children a collection of items and sort them into objects that begin with ‘u’, ‘b’ and other letters your child has previously learnt but may need more practise.
  • Collect items from around the house that start with the letter sound ‘u’ and ‘b.’
  • Play games such as ‘I spy’ to practise hearing the initial sounds in words.


Activities to help write the letters

  • Practise mark making the letters using cars dipped in paint. Move the cars to write the letter, forming it correctly.
  • Mark make in sand/ porridge oats/ flour/ salt/ sugar etc writing the letters using their finger.
  • Mark make with magic water – water and glitter.
  • Write the letters with chalk or with a paintbrush and water.
  • Write the letters in play dough using a pencil.
  • Write the letters using finger paints.
  • Make dens using any large boxes you have and practise writing the letters in the boxes.
  • Write on different surfaces e.g. in the mud, on foil, roll of old wallpaper, whiteboard, play dough etc.
  • Sellotape pens to cars and move the cars to form the letters.

RWI Sound Mat

Parent Video: How to say the sounds

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To use familiar objects and common shapes to create and recreate patterns and build models.

  • Complete some of the tasks in the 30 Day Lego Challenge below.
  • Try some of the Outdoor Challenge Cards.

To find the total number in two groups by counting all of them.  

  • Use 2 groups of teddies, cars, dolls or any other toys based on your child’s interests. Count how many there are in each group, move them together and count all of them.
  • Repeat this activity during mealtimes too, using the food on your child’s plate.



Please look at the document 'Additional activities to support your child's learning in 40-60 months' and the new document 'parent support activities 40-60 months Summer 2' for more ideas how to support your child in the different areas of learning.

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