Ringstead Church of England Primary School

Ringstead Church of England Primary School

Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their lives. Proverbs 22 v 6


Teacher: Miss Gemma Gascoine / Miss Julia Grunill (HTLA) (PPA Cover)

Teaching Assistant: Miss Clair Gamage


School readers storytime:

Age 6+ - Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Cave Baby’ by Julia Donaldson

Age 7+ - Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Misadventure of Frederick’ by Ben Manley - Optional activity

Age 6+ - Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson

Age 6+ The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers

Age 5 + 'The Squirrels who Squabbled’ by Rachel Bright

Age 5+ - ‘I’m not cute!’ by Jonathan Allen
Age 5 + - ‘Grandma’s House’ by Alice Melvin


There are also many other practical activities that can help your child. 

Some suggestions are:

  • Set up treasure hunts or challenges and encourage your child to read the clues to find the treasure.
  • Play games such as charades and make sure you encourage your child to read the instructions.
  • Play timed word games like Boggle. Set an egg timer to one or two minutes and tell your child a sound, e.g. short vowel o and ask them to think up as many words with that sound (e.g. top, job, coffee) before the timer goes off.
  • Use puppets, dolls and construction toy characters to build a story setting.
  • Write and read out a list of rhyming words that have the same sounds e.g. rain, brain, main and another word that is different, such as ‘the’. Ask which the odd one out is.
  • Play ‘Simon says’ with slightly more complicated instructions than ‘Stand up/Sit down’. Try and jiggle on one leg, flap your arms and hop, rub your tummy and smile!
  • Play yes/no games. Your child chooses an object, person or animal and answers yes/no to your questions until you guess what/who they are thinking of.
  • Find songs and mnemonics to help your child remember the days of the week/months of the year/colours of the rainbow (e.g. Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain).
  • Play a memory game’. Put some objects on a tray, talk about them with your child, then cover them up and see how many he or she can remember.
  • Read your favourite books!
  • Ask your child to write and then illustrate a favourite fairy tale.


 Fiction Reading Revision Mat .pdfDownload
 Maths and Addition Workbook - ANSWERS.pdfDownload
 Maths and Addition Workbook.pdfDownload
 Non-Fiction Reading Revision Mat .pdfDownload
 Poetry Reading Revision Mat .pdfDownload
 Reading Mat Guidance.pdfDownload
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