Rat-a-tat-tat DVD

Rat-a-tat-tat DVD Sale Product

Age Range: 4-6

Product Code: LS443576

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25 x 15-minute programmes

Rat-a-tat-tat DVD

The texts featured in the programmes provide early readers with opportunities to join in by reading words and sentences as they are highlighted on-screen. The stories are engagingly presented and cover a range of styles, cultures, settings and themes, which not only encourage reading but also support writing.

Curriculum Connections

  • Focuses on early reading
  • Provides a wide variety of popular texts
  • Encourages young readers to regard books as a source of pleasure
  • Supports the development of writing through rhyme, repetition, wordplay and phonics
  • Presents characters and dialogue
  • Familiar patterned language
  • Letter and word recognition
  • Initial consonant blends
  • Rhyme, repetition, language play
  • Fiction and information texts
  • Predictable structures
  • Key features of story language
  • Vowel phonemes presented within a story context


  • The series uses story animation, real-life contexts, songs and music to bring literature to life in a fun and exciting way
  • Uses non-fiction and information text to give variation to your lessons and keep pupils focused
  • Free downloadable support material
  • Fully searchable, allowing you to go straight to what you need without cueing
  • Can be used on computers with DVD-Rom drives and ideal for use on interactive whiteboards
  • Fully subtitled


Red Unit

  1. A Roar for Stanley by Phil McMylor and Squeak a Lot by Martin Waddell (Initial consonant 'l')
  2. The Tiger Child by Joanna Troughton (Initial consonant 'f')
  3. Not Like That, Like This! by Tony Bradman (Initial consonant 'r') 
  4. Not Yet, Yvette by Helen Ketteman and Pass the Jam, Jim by Kaye Umansky (Initial consonant 'j')
  5. Little Beaver and the Echo by Amy MacDonald (Initial vowel 'o')
  6. Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas and Cat Amongst the Cabbages by Alison Bartlett (Initial consonant 'w')
  7. Tortoise's Dream by Joanna Troughton (Initial vowel 'a')
  8. Is There Room on the Bus? by Helen Piers (Initial consonant blend 'tr')
  9. Ridiculous! by Michael Coleman and Ten Little Penguins by Jane Walker (Initial consonant blend 'sn')
  10. Dog Dottington by Diana Hendry and Wag, Wag, Wag by Peter Hansard (Word ending 'ing')

Purple Unit

  1. The Train Ride by June Crebbin (Literacy focus: question marks)
  2. So Much by Trish Cooke and The World is Full of Babies by Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Literacy focus: capital letters)
  3. My Body, Your Body (1) by Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Literacy focus: 's' plural)
  4. My Body, Your Body (2) by Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Literacy forms: noun wordplay)
  5. Moles Can Dance by Richard Edwards (Literacy forms: speech marks)
  6. The Grumpalump by Sarah Hayes (Literacy forms: rhyme wordplay)
  7. What's Up? by Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Literacy focus: 'wh' questions) 
  8. Who's at the Door? by Jonathan Allen and Big Bad Pig by Allan Ahlberg (Literacy focus: word and sentence order)
  9. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Literacy focus: rhyming words)
  10. Shhh! by Sally Grindley (Literacy focus: exclamation marks)

Orange Unit

  1. Sing, Sophie by Dayle Ann Dodds and Roseanne Litzinger (Short middle vowel 'i')
  2. Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave by Quentin Blake (Long vowel phoneme 'ee') and You Can Swim, Jim by Kaye Umansky and Margaret Chamberlain
  3. Beans on Toast by Paul Dowling (Long vowel phoneme 'ea') and Ketchup on Your Cornflakes by Nick Sharratt
  4. Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson (Long vowel phoneme 'oo' as in 'moon')
  5. No Dinner! The Old Woman and the Pumpkin by Jessica Souhami (Short vowel phoneme 'oo' as in 'book')

Included FREE on this DVD are embedded support materials to help with classroom discussions and activities.

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