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Summer Term

The book we are reading and working on is: The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark.

 

Who are the main characters in the story?

 

What else is good about the dark? What could you tell Plop?

 

What is your favourite part of the story? Why?

 

Would you recommend the story to others? Why?

 

What other animals do you know that are nocturnal and only come out at night?

 

 

 

 

 

We have enjoyed reading 'The Tiger who came to Tea'

Click on the link below to hear and watch the story.

 

Challenge:

 

How many simple noun phrases can you come up with to describe the tiger?

Here is the one from the story: A tall, stripy tiger ....

 

 

How many examples of similes can you come up with to describe the tiger?

Examples of similes:

1. as quiet as a mouse

2. tall like a giant

 

 

Finally, can you improve these sentences?

 

1. A tiger was at the door.

 

2. The ate all of the sandwiches and all of the cakes.

 

3. Sophie cuddled the tiger.

We are about to start a 2 week block on 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson.

 

We will continue to practise writing sentences that start with a capital letter and end with a full stop. We will make them more exciting and interesting to read by adding adjectives, similes, noun phrases and conjunctions.

 

Challenge: Design your own monster and write a short description to go with it.

Spring Term

 

Our learning will be based on different stories. This term we are reading a range of traditional tales such as:

  • The Little Red Hen
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Princess and the Pea
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker

 

Key learning:

  • speaking in full sentences
  • adjectives to add description
  • using 'and' to join 2 sentences
  • using 'because' to explain reasons

 

Click on the links below to read some of the stories we will be reading in class:

 

 

 

 

Nursery Rhymes

 

We have been learning different Nursery Rhymes such as

 

Humpty Dumpty

Jack and Jill

Little Jack Horner

Little Miss Muffett

Hey Diddle Diddle

 

We have learnt them by heart and recited them aloud to other children. We then picked out the rhyming words and now understand that words must end with the same sound in order for them to rhyme e.g. rat, cat, mat

 

 

With Bonfire Night approaching, we will be writing our own fireworks poems. Look at this picture of fireworks. What can we say about what we can see, what we could hear, what we could smell and how we might feel watching them?

 

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