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The P1 Rhyme Challenge


This week, our challenge is linked to one of COMETS key skills: rhyme.


Firstly, before you do this challenge with your child, ask them do they know what rhyme means? What is a rhyme? Can they think of any nursery rhymes? Can they give any examples orally?


Then, ask your child if they can they find items in the house that rhyme? Take a picture of the items that rhyme. Have a look at the pictures below for some ideas and to have a peak at some of the items that rhyme in our homes. Can you guess the rhymes from the pictures? A cat on a....?


Finally, send your rhyming picture to your teacher’s email or upload your picture under Monday’s P1 Facebook post so we can guess your rhymes!!!



If you haven’t done so already, have a look at the COMET home learning pack to try some of the activities that link with our p1 COMET targets. 


Below are some pictures that link with rhyme. Can you find the picture/word that doesn’t rhyme?



Ordering numbers:


This week we look at ordering numbers to 15.  To help get ready for the pages in the pack try the warm up activity below. 


Warm up activity:

Put your number cards 1-15 in order. 

Play missing numbers game.  Hide a number from the line, can you guess which number is missing? 


There are some great games on Topmarks Maths.  Below is the link

Essential home pack activities:


Fill in the missing numbers on the ladder. Help your child make a number line 1-15 on their whiteboard or write the numbers 1-15 on page. If needed your child can use the number line to help fill in the missing numbers.  

This page is a tricky page.  Your child has to work out the missing numbers on the number line.  Your child may need help to complete this page

The link below is for a game on Topmarks Maths which would give your child practice working out numbers on a blank number line. 

Making five:

We continue to practice finding ways to make five.  Using five cubes find ways to make five such as…

2 and 3 make 5,

 1 and 4 make 5

3 and 2 make 5

0 and 5 make 5

Game - Box numbers:

This is a game that can be played with any number.  We would encourage you to play this game with your child as it will enhance their ability to work things out in their head.


Read the instructions below or watch the video link

Put out a collection of objects.  This week we are focusing on 5 so put out 5 objects e.g. cubes


Adult: How many cubes are they?

Child: Five


Adult: How many cubes can you see?

Child: Two

Adult: How many are hiding?

Child: Three

Continue the game hiding a different number each time. It is great to swap roles and let the child hide the cubes.  This will give them more confidence as well as making it more fun.


This game can used for any number and will be recommending this game over the next few weeks. 



Story Introduction:

Watch this story and read along with our book, Pirates Go To School:

Story Time: Pirates Go To School

via YouTube Capture Quiet story time for young children and preschoolers. Read along with favorite books for children.



Listen to our Jolly Phonics song:

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

children good

In your Essential Learning Pack complete the activity for the sound x.

X differs slightly from the others sounds that we learn as it mostly appears at the end of words rather than at the beginning.


Try asking your child to sound out the word fox and ask them to change one letter to make the word box. If your child is able to manage that then ask them to sound out six and then change one letter to make the word fix.


This will help them to sound out x but also help them revise their CVC words.

HFW exercise:

This week our words are I’ve, come & said. To complete your rocket cut the words out from the table and stick under the correct word on the rocket.


What sentences can you think of that have these words in them?


We have completed a few high frequency word rockets and now is be the perfect time to revise them. Here’s one of my favourite ways to revise them… Write down the words we have covered in the past few weeks on large(ish) bits of paper. Go over these words with your child. Then pop a few of these words on the ground and ask your child to jump on the word you’ve said, e.g. Jump on TO, Jump on LITTLE.


Now that you’ve got them written out you and your child could also jumble them up and make sentences out of them.


Revising our sounds and words regularly is an important part of helping our children retain this knowledge.

Pirate rhyme:

This week we have a rhyming activity to complete based on our story, Pirates Go To School. Did you hear the rhyming words in this story?


Start off by looking at the pictures on the rhyming worksheet – say the word out loud. Now try and see if you can draw a line to match up the rhyming words.


Once you have that done see if you can write down the rhyming words – there is a word bank at the bottom of the page to help you spell some of these words.


When you’re finished why not practice this online rhyming game:

You’ll need to sign in to play but it’s well worth it – fantastic rhyming practice for your kids!


Use the worksheet from your Essential Work Pack (Week 8) to cut and stick the sentence,”  ‘Come with me.’ said mum. “


Some clues to help you with this are:

  • Which word has a capital letter? (This one comes first).
  • Which word has a full stop after it? (This word comes at the end).
  • Use your initial sounds to help you sound out the words.