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Mrs Twigg and Mrs Scott's Orange RWI Group


Phonics - reading and spelling words with a new sound:

Your child should watch and join in the two videos below. They will need paper and a pencil.

Reading ‘ow’

Spelling with ‘ow’ -


Throughout this week the children will be reading the orange book ‘Hunt the Tortoise’ and completing some tasks like we do in school. These will be spread out and we will revisit different parts of the book on different days.  You can open the book using the document at the bottom of the page.


Today’s tasks with the book are:

  • Practise the speedy green words on page 15 again; can they increase their speed of reading the words?
  • Practise the red words on page 5 again; can they increase their speed of reading the words?
  • Child to read the book again (pages 8-13). Each day they read it they should start to become more confident and will be able to read some words more quickly.
  • On page 14 there are some questions to talk about with your child. Read the questions to your child and encourage them to find the answer in the book. They may have to re-read the page to help them find the answer.


Watch the video with Miss Woolridge to practise writing a sentence about the book. Your child will need paper and a pencil. Ideally this would be lined paper/exercise books, or paper that you have drawn some lines on so that children can practise their handwriting and where letters sit on the line.

It would be great if you could take a picture of your writing and add it to the class blogs for the teachers to see!