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23.11.2020 The Enormous Turnip

This week we are looking at the traditional tale 'The Enormous Turnip'.

I will read the story 1pm on Monday on zoom using the same zoom user details.


Below is a video of the Enormous Turnip and the story PowerPoint if you'd like to read it instead. 

The Enormous Turnip (Retold by Irene Yates)

The Enormous Turnip Story Powerpoint

Can you complete The Enormous Turnip Story Map?

We have discussed the structure of a story. A story must have a beginning, a middle and an end. (After reading the story several times) Can you discuss the beginning, the middle and the end of the story? Where is the story set? Who are the characters in the story? Who is the main character in the story? While discussing these story elements can you cut out the pictures and stick them on the story map?

Cutting - The Enormous Turnip - Can you cut out the jigsaw puzzle pieces then put them together?

Can you follow the recipe to make some healthy vegetable soup?


This half term our class topic is traditions. Last week the children were introduced to traditional tales. We learnt that a traditional tale is a story that has been told for hundreds of years. There is no author because it a very old story. A traditional tale usually begins with "Once upon a time..." and ends in "The end". 


On Friday children were introduced to the story of The Gingerbread man. I have attached a video below for children to watch and a Powerpoint containing the story if they would like to read it too. 

The Gingerbread Man | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox

Watch the amazing fairy tale of 'The Gingerbread Man'.

The Gingerbread Man story - Powerpoint

Can you order and follow the Gingerbread man recipe to make your own gingerbread man?

Fine motor skills

Getting ready to write

Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing and self and tasks such as feeding oneself, buttoning and zipping. 


In Reception we complete fine motor skill activities to develop, strengthen and enhance finger muscles to allow us to hold and grip writing untensils correctly and be able to manoeuvre them with ease to write. 

Home Learning - Fine motor skills Activities 

Can you write your first name? 


Can you have a go at writing your first name with a pencil? Your name always starts with a tall capital letter and is followed by lower case letters. 

What letter does your name start with? Do you know the sounds in your name? What do they look right? Which letters in your name are tall and small? 

Pencil Control Activity Sheets

If you have access to a printer you could print off the sheets below and encourage children to hold a pencil correctly and follow the lines with a pencil.


If you do not have a printer not to worry encourage your child to use a pencil to draw a picture and colour.