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Monday 22nd June 2020


This week your child will be learning the traditional tale of The Gingerbread Man. Please encourage them to watch the story on the link below.


Once they have finished watching the story, ask them to retell you the main events. Your child can either create their own characters or cut out the characters from the story on the sheets below and stick them onto lolly sticks, straws or spoons. Encourage them to act out the story with a member of their family.


Which character will you be? Who was your favourite character in the story? Why?


The Gingerbread Man - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

Tuesday 23rd June 2020


Encourage your child to complete the word search below which features some key vocabulary from the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. This will also help your child consolidate their spelling as well as helping to increase familiarity with key events and characters.

Wednesday 24th June 2020


Revisit the story of the Gingerbread Man by watching it on the link below.


Show your child the story sentence builder cards below. Encourage them to read the words and place them in the correct order to build the sentences. Remind your child about the structure of a sentence:–

A capital letter at the beginning, finger spaces to separate words and a full stop at the end. Some of the cards will have punctuation that your child may be unfamiliar with “ “ and !

Explain to your child that speech marks (inverted commas) are used when a character is talking and exclamation marks are used after a word or words that express strong feelings, for example when someone shouts.

The Gingerbread Man - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

Thursday 25th June 2020


Create a story map of The Gingerbread Man with your child.
The story map will help them to visualise the characters and setting of the story as well as sequencing the main events.
Click on the link below to see an example of a story map. Please use it as a guide to help your child create their own.

Friday 26th June 2020


Encourage your child to read the list of ingredients and instructions and follow the Gingerbread People Recipe below. This activity will provide a number of cross-curricular links. These include developing maths skills, for example reading a scale and practising measuring by weighing out the ingredients accurately, encouraging fine motor skills by handling different equipment and developing science skills by looking at how ingredients change with heat and mixing. Enjoy!