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World Book Day 2022


It was World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. Our theme was 'Bedtime Stories!' Their costumes were fantastic and we had a brilliant day discussing and reading our favourite books, researching new authors, writing our own stories and planning the design of our class reading corner. 


The children took pictures of themselves reading in 'unusual' places around school. They acted out scenes from their favourite books!








This half term we have started looking at narratives, focusing on 'The Ice Palace' by Robert Swindells. We have written setting descriptions and imagined ourselves in an imaginary world. Take a look at the picture of Y4 imagining they are on a magic carpet ride!


The children are hooked on this book! 




We are about to launch a new reading scheme called Accelerate Reader. Follow the link to read all about it. The children have completed an assessment so they can pick books that are suitable and will challenge them! Keep reading as much as possible.


The children read independently in class everyday, as well as their guided reading. Children should also read at home a minimum of five times a week. We have lots of books to inspire the children, although I am happy if they are reading a suitable book at home!


In class we are currently reading two books: 'Madame Pamplemousse and her Incredible Edibles' by Rupert Kingfisher and 'Bill's New Frock' by Anne Fine. The first book we are learning grammar from, and have been learning how to use adverbs in our work this week.


Our second book we are focusing on in our guided reading: focusing on our VIPER skills of, vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation and retrieval.  

The children made predictions on what our class book could be about based on the front cover and four images. We tried to identify what the food in the images was and how it could link to a character in our book. The only clue the children were given was the food's name in French!