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We will start as we always do by recognising our own name. 

Please write 5+ different name cards (including your child's name) for your child to recognise and select their own name from. 

The quantity of name cards should vary depending on how easily your child is able to recognise their own name. This should be being increased gradually. 

I want to give out lots of dojo's for this task so please let me know how you get on with this task.

Today we are going to continue our work oral blending and segmenting- we will be listening for the number syllables in different words
For this task you need to turn your listening ears on because it can be very tricky. You are all superstars so I know you will do great!

We have done some work on syllables and thinking about the syllables in our names whilst using the rhythm sticks. 

Syllable's are the vowel sound in a word that we say as a unit.

For example:

El-e-phant - this has 3 syllables

Miss Finn - 2 syllables

Duck-lings - 2 syllables


To begin with, I would like you to sound your name out with your grown up and count how many syllables you can hear.

Use your robot arms for each syllable you say, to make it more fun. 

Listen very carefully- this is tricky business!


TIP: Teach your child to put a finger under their chin and feel it move when they say each syllable in a word. There should be one ‘jaw drop’ for each syllable because the vowel in the syllable causes a jaw drop.


Next, I would like you to explore the number of syllables in some other words. You might want to count the syllables in the different names of your family members or of some different animals you can think of. 

Start off with short words- I have attached some cards below for you to look at to give you some ideas of different words. 

These cards could be used to play syllable snap with, as an extension to our task. 


I would like you to send me a short video of some of the different words you have thought about, and how many syllables are in each.