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Rumble in the Jungle

This week in nursery we will be looking at the book, 'Rumble in the Jungle.' We hope you enjoy the story.




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 ‘c’ and ‘k’.


To say the letter sounds

  • Watch the YouTube clip to say them correctly.

'c' and 'k' are bouncy sounds. 


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

  • Use the letter sound mat below

c – curl around the caterpillar. 

k – down the kangaroo’s body, tail and leg. 


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 ‘k.’
  • 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 ‘c’ and ‘k’ episodes.
  • Make the alphablocks ‘c’ and ‘k’ 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 ‘c’, ‘k’ 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 ‘c’ and ‘k.’
  • 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

Still image for this video



To create a repeat pattern.  

  • Look at the pictures of the snakes below and discuss with your child how the pattern is repeated. Then use the snake template and encourage your child to make their own snake repeating pattern. They could use paint, felt tips or colouring crayons to complete their pattern.

To find one more and one less from a group of up to 5 objects, then 10 objects.   

  • Use smarties, raisins or other food to practise finding one more and one less. Give your child 4 smarties and ask them to find one more. They should get one more smartie from the packet and then count how many smarties they have altogether. Encourage your child to eat one to work out one less. 
  • Make playdough birthday cakes and cut up straws to represent candles. Place some candles into the cake and ask your child what is one more. Repeat this activity with one less too. Each time encourage your child to count the candles to work out the answer. 
  • Sing songs such as, 'Five Little Speckled Frogs' and talk about taking one away. You could create your own stick puppets to support your child with counting the correct amount. 



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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