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Yellow- Early Years

Welcome to Yellow Class

    *New Stories in the Storytime Star*


Latest phonics videos can be found in the Video Resource Centre. 

Click on 'children' and choose Video Resource Centre at the bottom of the menu. 


Daily Maths will be uploaded in the 'Maths White Rose' star at the top of the page.

Click on the star to find a teaching video, Powerpoint slides and daily activity.

On Safari

Week Beginning 25/1/21



Safari Craft Ideas

HANDA'S SURPRISE Picture Book Animation



All About Me

Week Beginning 18/1/21 

Funnybones - Narrated Classic Storybook

Come Outside - Toothpaste

Come Outside - Soap

Poppin' Bubbles - The Champiverse | GoNoodle

Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Baby Shark - Moose Tube | GoNoodle

What a great idea if you still have stabilisers



My Playdough Recipe

(Go on, be brave!)

I use a baking cup measure but you could use a mug if you don't have one.

I usually double, triple or, on one occasion, quadruple up this recipe but it never seems enough for yellow class cheeky

1 cup flour

1 cup water

teaspoons cream of tartar (I think it is a little crumbly without this but I'm sure it still works)

1/3 cup salt

1 tablespoon oil

Food colouring (or essential oils, glitter, coffee etc...)

I throw this all in a pan on a medium heat and stir until it all starts clumping together and it almost looks like playdough.

I tip it out, let it cool for a minute or two and then give it a knead. I usually put it straight in the tub ready for school as I like to think that the heat and trapped moisture with keep it extra supple.

Toys and Bears

Week Beginning 11/1/21


Teddy Bears Picnic Ideas

Bear Craft Ideas

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear by Martin Waddell (Animated)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Fairy Tales - Full Story









Castles, Knights and Dragons


Home Learning Grid

Dragon Craft Ideas

Castles for Kids

Craft Ideas

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

The paper bag princess told by Robert Munsch







sharing a shell by julia donaldson

Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae


[Special Effects] The Rainbow Fish | Read Aloud Books for Children

Come Outside - Fish



Christopher's Bicycle

Home Learning Grid

The Messy Magpie | Twinkl Originals Children's Book Reading

How-to Grow a Vegetable Garden from Kitchen Scraps

Bird House Project

Recycled Bird Feeder


Christopher Nibble

Come Outside - Dandelions

Auntie Mabel finds some dandelions growing in her garden and tells the story of how they came to be there.

Secret Writing

How to Look After a Guinea Pig

Try to collect a dandelion at every stage of development

Collect some dandelions and measure how long they are




Phase 3 Phonics

Session 1 /ch/

Session 1: /ch/ Powerpoint story and activities

Session 1: Try reading these /ch/ words. Remember dashes show more than one letter making only one sound

Session 1&2: Alphablocks /ch/ and /sh/

Session 1: /ch/ extra words (some nonsense words)

Session 1: /ch/ Parent information sheet





Session 2: /sh/


These animated PowerPoints are well worth a look. They can guide you through the sounds, make sure your pronunciation is correct and help with formation and blending. 

Session 2: /sh/ Powerpoint story and activities

Session 2: /sh/ Some activities to support the teaching of /sh/

Session 3: Parent information sheet





Session 3: /th/


/th/ can be a little tricky. It actually makes two sounds. Firstly put your top teeth on your tongue and blow air through as in 'think'. This is known as unvoiced.

Next, with your teeth still on your tongue, buzz your voice through as in 'then'. This is known as voiced.

The children will need to know both and when reading words they will need to try both.

Session 3: /th/ Unvoiced PowerPoint story and activities

Session 3: /th/ Unvoiced parent information sheet

Session 3: /th/ Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /th/ sound

Session 3: /th/ Use the sound buttons to help you know when you are reading single letters digraphs (two letters)

Session 3: /th/ Can you match the correct picture to each word?

Session 3: /th/ voiced PowerPoint story and activities

Session 3: /th/ voiced activity

Session 3: /th/ voiced parent information sheet





Session 4: /ng/ This is usually found at the end of words such as long, sing and king

Session 4: /ng/ PowerPoint story and activities

Session 4: /ng/ Alphablocks - Word Magic "TH-I-NG Song

Session 4: /ng/ Sentence match

Session 4: /ng/ Parent Information Sheet

Revision. A read and race sheet to revisit the last few sounds





Session 5: /ai/

Session 5: /ai/ Video clip

Session 5: /ai/ PowerPoint story and activities

Session 5: /ai/ Pictures

Session 5 /ai/ Balloon popping PowerPoint game to encourage children to read words containing /ai/

Session 5: /ai/ Snail Trail Board Game

Session 5: /ai/ Hide and Seek Activity

Session 5: /ai/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 6: /ee/

Session 6: /ee/ PowerPoint story and activities

Session 6: /ee/ Alphablocks : Sleep

Please note this video also includes the alternative /ea/ which is not covered until Y1 and phase 5 of our phonics teaching program

Session 6: /ee/ Can you read these /ee/ words?

Session 6: /ee/ Collect the Cheese Game

Session 6: /ee/ A board game to help consolidate /ai/ and /ee/

Session 6: /ee/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 7: /igh/


/igh/ can sometimes be a tricky sound to learn. It is the first time we have three letters making one sound. This is called a trigraph.

Sound buttons really help when reading words with digraphs and trigraphs because it shows the children when they have to read individual letters and when they have to bunch them together. They always enjoy trying to read each letter (incorrectly on purpose) and hearing how funny the word would sound when they don't use phonics correctly. 

Session 7: /igh/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 7: /igh/ Cut and Stick Activity

Session 7: /igh/ Roll and Read Game

Session 7: /igh/ Can you read these /igh/ words?

Session 7: /igh/ Geraldine the Giraffe learns /igh/

Session 7: /igh/ I can read worksheet Match the pictures to the correct words

Session 7: /igh/ Phoneme Spotter Story

Session 7: /igh/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 8: /oa/

Session 8: /oa/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 8: /oa/ Treasure Hunt Activity

Session 8: /oa/ Boat Craft Activity

Session 8: /oa/ Words and Blending

Session 8: /oa/ Can you read these /oa/ words?

Session 8: /oa/ Real or not real worksheet

Session 8: /oa/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 9: Long /oo/

Session 9: Long /oo/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 9: Long /oo/ Phonics - Over The Moon With OO | Alphablocks

Session 9: Long /oo/ Word Reveal PowerPoint Activity

Session 9: Long /oo/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 10: Short /oo/

Session 10: Short /oo/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 10: Short /oo/ Activity

Session 10: Short /oo/ Can you read these words?

Session 10: Short /oo/ Parent Information Sheet

Long and Short /oo/ Roll and Read





Session 11: /ar/

Session 11: /ar/ PowerPoint Story and Activity

Session 11: /ar/ Writing Activity

Session 11: /ar/ Caption Matching

Session 11: /ar/ Board Game

Session 11: /ar/ Alphablocks Series 3 - Card

Session 11: /ar/ | Phonics Phase 3

Session 11: /ar/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 12: /or/

Session 12: /or/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 12: /or/ CVC Words with the /or/ Sound Phonics

Session 12: /or/ Worksheet

Session 12: /or/ Can you read these words? (Some of them are nonsense words)

Session 12: /or/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 13: /ur/

Session 13: /ur/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 13: /ur/ Phase 3 Phonics | ur Digraph

Session 13: /ur/ Board Game

Session 13: /ur/ Fill Sam's Purse Game

Session 13: /ur/ Purse Activity Sheet

Session 13: /ur/ Can you read these words?

Session 13: /ur/ I Can Read Cut and Stick Activity

Session 13: /ur/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 14: /ow/

Session 14 /ow/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 14: /ow/

Session 14: /ow/ Phoneme Spotter

Session 14: /ow/ Game

Session 14: /ow/ Activity

Session 14: /ow/ I can read cut and stick activity

Session 14: /ow/ Read and Reveal Word Cards

Session 14: /ow/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 15: /oi/

Session 15: /oi/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 15: /oi Can you read these words?

Session 15: /oi/ Alphablocks - Word Magic "J-OI-N" & "C-OI-N "

Session 15: /oi/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 16: /ear/

Alphablocks - Word Magic "EAR" & "H-EAR

Session 16: /ear/ Powerpoint Story and Activities

Session 16: /ear/ Game

Session 16: /ear/ Worksheet

Session 16: /ear/ Can you read these words?

Session 16: /ear/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 17: /air/

Session 17: /air/

Session 17: /air/ Powerpoint Story and Activities

Session 17: /air/ Real and Nonsense Words

Session 17: /air/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 18: /ure/

Session 18: /ure/

Session 18: /ure/ Powerpoint Story and Activities

Session 19: /ure/ Can you read these words?

Session 18: /ure/ Phoneme Spotter

Session 18: /ure/ Game

Session 18: /ure/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 19: /er/

Session 19: /er/ Powerpoint Story and Activities

Session 19: /er/ Game

Session 19: /er/ Parent Information Sheet