Read Write Inc guide for parents

RWI - Support for parents and carers - Ruth Miskin Training



1st June 2020


The theme for this week is Kent.


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Activities for Term 6 week 1: Kent




This week our topic is Kent. From your reading with a grown up today can you write a sentence or two about your favourite landmark you looked at?

Remembering a capital letter at the start, finger spaces and a full stop at the end. I’m looking for neat hand writing to with letters formed correctly.


Hever castle has a maze and was often visited by King Henry VIII.


Have a look and read about some famous landmarks in Kent with a grown up. Such as castles and cathedrals. What can you find out about them? How old they are? Are they big or small? Did anyone famous live there?


Dover castle, one of England’s oldest strongholds.

Leeds castle has a moat and maze.


Summer term, Week 4

Day 1: The Very Busy Spider


The maths scheme of work follows on from last week on White Rose:


Making webs with complex patterns. Follow the steps to make your web as instructed in the video to create an orb pattern. You can add extra patterns/ shapes and get creative with your webs to.


You can then create your own 3D web using tape and string for example. If you have made a sticky web see who can get the most flies to stick to your web. You could use pom poms or other rolled up tape. Use the pictures provided to help you.


Again ‘Get the activity’ tab explains the video provided (like last week) and the final slide shows adults how this work links in with the Early Years framework to give purpose to this work.






Write a sentence or two containing words that have the ‘oa’ sound in. The sentences can be silly or sensible, it’s up to you. Make sure your sentences are written neatly with a capital letter at the start, finger spaces and full stop at the end.


The boat was floating on the moat.

I had to soak the soap to make foam.


Identifying real and nonsense words containing the ‘oa’ sound.


Last week we looked at the ‘oa’ sound in words. This week I would like you to read the words on the sheet and work out which words are real and which ones are nonsense.


Colour in the real words in one colour and the nonsense word in another colour. 


Summer term, Week 4

Day 2: The Very Busy Spider


Read/listen to the Busy Spider stories with your grownups. Workout if the stories are true or not by working out the answer. You can do this in many ways such as counting out the amount and subtracting the told amount and counting what is left, or you can use your fingers. After you can create your own spider stories to solve.


‘Get the activity’ tab has all the questions covered in the video.





Write a sentence or two containing words that have the ‘ee’ sound in. The sentences can be silly or sensible, it’s up to you. Make sure your sentences are written neatly with a capital letter at the start, finger spaces and full stop at the end.



The queen and sheep sat next to a tree.

I can see a bee and a deer.


Learning the ‘ee’ sound. Remember 2 letter shapes that make one sound.


Watch the video and read through some ‘ee’ words sounding out as you go through.


Then read through the story underlining or circling all ‘ee’ sounds you see.


Summer term, Week 4

Day 3: The Very Busy Spider


Play spider drive with a grown up, you will need a dice, a piece of paper and a pencil. Instructions are explained in the video. Important that you need to roll a 1 first to draw the spider’s body. After completing this game have some fun with singing and adjusting different parts of the ‘Incy Spider’ song in relation to number bonds to 10. Examples on how to do this are explained in the video and ‘Get the Activity’





Write a couple of sentences about why you like your favourite book. For example, you could write who your favourite character is in the book and why? What your favourite part of the book is and why?

For example:

I like reading Stickman and I like it when he delivers the presents. I like it when Stickman gets home.


Choose a book that you love, read it with a grown up. Can you spot the sounds that you know from your phonics and read some sentences on your own or more? I would like to see pictures of you reading your favourite book so please do send them to the Year R email for the school website



Summer term, Week 4

Day 4: The Very Busy Spider


Spider doubles, sort through the spiders to see if they have doubled their legs on either side of their bodies. For example if on one side of the spider’s body is 4 legs then the opposite side needs 4 legs to have been doubled. Remember doubling is adding the same amount of numbers together. Make your own after. Halving is your next challenge, remember each group needs to have the same amount of spiders to make it fair. You need to work out if the amounts can be shared equally or not.




Writing à the link provided is to help your child continue to develop their phonics learning. Explore the tabs ‘Learning set 1 speed sounds’ or ‘Learning to blend with set 1 speed sounds’ watch the videos (they are really helpful) then complete ‘r’ worksheet, if children complete that quickly and want more complete ‘j’ worksheet. Again, both worksheets can be downloaded at the bottom of this page for free.


Draw a line to join the rhyming words together. You could also cut out the pictures, turn them face down and play a game to find rhyming pairs.


Remember rhyming words have similar ending sounds such as:





Summer term, Week 4

Day 5: The Very Busy Spider


Using positional language. Look at the pictures and explain to your grown up where the fly is in relation to the animal. Positional language such as next to, underneath, above, on top of, and between etc.


There is a physical activity after for you to show your understanding of positional language if you would like to try to. Have fun.