Ioan’s Reception class have started having spellings to learn. After our ‘scrambled snake‘ yesterday, we had plenty of egg shells.


  • Egg shells with words written on
  • Egg box
  • Baby chicks
  • Plastic eggs


Both boys were excited when they saw the hammer and the eggs. First of all Ioan read the instructions out loud.

He opened the plastic eggs one at a time, then read the word to release the chick.

Next he had to spell the word to smash the eggs.

He covered up the words, then spelt them out loud. When he had spelt the word correctly, he could smash the corresponding egg.

Spelling ‘what’.

Spelling ‘was’.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)


ELG 09 – Reading:

Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

ELG 10 – Writing:

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.