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Super califragilistic expialidocious

You need a paper and pencil 

Write any long word - we used words like 'photograph', 'television' or 'dinosaur'.

Then, ask your child to count...

  • how many letters has the word got?

Next, ask about consonants and vowels...

  • how many consonants does the word have?
  • how many vowels?


Make the problem a little more interesting by including money.

For example: If the vowels cost 10p and the consonants cost 5p (for example), how much would the word be worth?


Try other words. Encourage your child to choose a word.

If they are struggling, focus on family names.

  • How much is your name worth?
  • Is Adam more expensive than Jill?
  • Which of their friends has the most ‘expensive’ name?
  • How many words can they find that would cost exactly £1?

Share  what you have done with your teacher - write about what you found out, take pictures or post a tweet to your School.

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