padlock parentpay ceop unlock search twitter swipe translate

Langold Dyscarr Community School

“A Chance to Shine' and 'Dare to Bee Different”

Get in touch

Contact Details

Week 4 (W/C 27.04.20)

Monday 27th April 2020

Story Focus: The Gingerbread Man


Play Voice Sounds. Show children how they can make sounds with their voices.


Listen to the story The Gingerbread Man.

Think about the order these pictures belong in. Can you retell the story using these pictures?


Can you point to the picture that is the same size as the first picture? 

Which is the smallest in each line?

Which is the biggest in each line?

Tuesday 28th April 2020


Play this fun phonics activity to practice identifying initial letter sounds; s, a, t, p, i, n. Challenge the children to find all of the pictures that begin with a given sound. 


Listen to the story The Gingerbread Man again. Encourage your child to join in with the repeated refrain ‘Runrun as fast as you can! You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!’.


Ask your child to design their own gingerbread man. 

Talking Together… Make comments and ask questions as your child draws.

How many buttons does your gingerbread man have?

Can you tell me the name of your gingerbread man?

What colour eyes does your gingerbread man have?

What would happen if your gingerbread man fell in the river?

Why are you using that colour?

What would your gingerbread man say in the story?

Help expand sentences by repeating back and adding a word to what they say e.g. if they say “he got blue eyes” you could say “The gingerbread man has two blue eyes.”.


Have a go at The Gingerbread Man Game on the Top Marks website.

Wednesday 29th April 2020


Visit the Teach Your Monster To Read website. Watch and join in with the animated phonics songs named Crazy Stir-Fry or Monster Treasure Hunt

Can you find some objects in your home that start with the same sound?


Listening is the foundation block for learning language. This Listen and Play programme intends to support and develop children’s listening and attention skills. Have a listen and join in together at home.


Listen and Play - Baking and Making- Story ‘The Gingerbread Man.'


Happy Listening!


Use a baking tray to have a go at a matching numeral to quantity activity. You can use any small objects as counting manipulatives such as sweets, cereals, tea bags, buttons, pom-poms or coins.  

Perhaps you could practice your number formation using play dough or draw numbers in salt/flour. 

Thursday 30th April 2020


Play Silly Soup. Use a bowl and spoon as props to act out the song. Invite your child to choose an object to put into the soup and place it in the bowl. After each turn, stir the soup and sing the following song to recite the growing list of things that end up in the soup. Criteria: Objects that start with the initial sound ‘m'.  


Sing the first part of the song to the tune of ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’:

I’m making lots of silly soup

I’m making soup that’s silly

I’m going to cook it in the fridge

To make it nice and chilly

In goes… a mug… a mop… a mouse… a mask... a melon... some milk… (and anything else you can find around your house starting with the ‘m’ sound.)



Listen to the story The Gingerbread Man again. Encourage your child to join in with the repeated refrain ‘Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me. I'm the Gingerbread Man!’.


Take a look at this gingerbread recipe together, model reading this aloud. Ask your child to tell you what happens next, they should be able to make inferences from the pictures.

Ask them questions like…

What happens next?

Where do the gingerbread people go? Next to the oven? On top of the oven? Or Inside the oven?

Why do we have to wear oven gloves?

Point out the numbers at the top of each page, ask what the name of the number is. Can they find that number in the environment?

Why does number 1 come first? Why can’t we start at instruction number 5?

What colour buttons can you see?


You may wish to bake some gingerbread men together at home!   


Select a number rhyme to sing to a member of your family. 

Friday 1st May 2020


Use a musical instrument or make a shaker using an empty bottle with some rice, buttons or stones in. Model the different ways of playing the instrument. Ask your child to play their instrument in response to your instructions 'Can you make a fast sound?'. Shout out the different instructions such fast, slow, loud, quiet and stop in different orders, encouraging them to listen carefully.


Watch as the letters of the alphabet make words using phonics about the gingerbread man. In this episode M is very hungry so he and his friends make a gingerbread man, but he runs off.

Think back to the Silly Soup Activity yesterday. Can you remember or find any objects in your home that start with the ‘m’ sound?


Practice your careful counting to say how many objects altogether in each line. 

Remember to touch each image, tagging each image with a number name.

Challenge 1- Can you show me that many fingers?

Challenge 2- Can you clap that many times? 

Challenge 3- Can you find the total number in the environment or on your number cards?

Challenge 4- Can you write the number on a piece of paper? Use your number formation rhymes to help.

Challenge 5- Can you say which number is one more than this? Use your number line to help you.