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Reading Spring 2

Week 1 (22.02.21) – 2 (01.03.21)

For the next two weeks, you need to continue to read every day. This is SO important as it makes all of your learning easier. Not only this, but it’s great fun too! Remember to find something that YOU enjoy reading; this is something you need to take responsibility for now that you are in Year 5.

You need to keep reading the books we have assigned you on Reading Planet; we are checking this regularly. Well done to all of you who are reading your books and completing your quizzes, we know who you are! If this is something that has slipped your mind in the last few weeks, please log onto your account now and immerse yourself in a brilliant book. Politely remind your adults to email us at [email protected] if you need more books adding to your account.

 

We would also like you to complete this reading comprehension task over the next couple of weeks. It’s all about Henry VIII, a King from the Tudor times. You need to read the information and then answer the comprehension questions underneath. Remember, you don’t need to print these pages out, you can just write your answers on some paper or type them on your device. These are 3 versions of this reading comprehension and you can select your level of challenge, like you do in a maths chilli challenge lesson at school. The reading comprehension with * at the bottom of the page is the easiest, the one with ** is a little bit harder and the one with *** is the trickiest. Make sure you pick the correct level of challenge for you and if you think you’ve picked the wrong one, remember you can move up or down the levels.

You also need to complete this task linked to the non-fiction book ‘How to be a Tudor in 20 easy stages’. All of the information you need is on the document below. Remember, you don’t need to print anything off, you can use paper or the device you’re using.

Although we’ve now started our new topic, we’re going to continue reading Cosmic for the next few weeks of home learning. Click here to hear some teachers from a school reading the book on YouTube. All of the chapters were uploaded during the first lockdown so you can either continue listening to a chapter a day or get stuck into the whole book if you'd like to!

Reading Spring 1

Week 5 (3.2.21) – 6 (10.2.21) 

For the next two weeks, you need to continue to read every day. This is SO important as it makes all of your learning easier. Not only this, but it’s great fun too! Remember to find something that YOU enjoy reading; this is something you need to take responsibility for now that you are in Year 5. 

You need to keep reading the books we have assigned you on Reading Planet; we are checking this regularly and since lockdown began, 14 children in 5SV have logged into their accounts and 15 children in 5KP. Well done to all of you who are reading your books and completing your quizzes, we know who you are! If this is something that has slipped your mind in the last few weeks, please log onto your account now and immerse yourself in a brilliant book. Politely remind your adults to email us at [email protected] if you need more books adding to your account.

 

As you know from the last time we updated your home learning, our class reader for this term is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Click here to hear some teachers from a school reading the book on YouTube (look out for the special guest reader for chapter 5!!!). All of the chapters were uploaded during the first lockdown so you can either continue listening to a chapter a day or get stuck into the whole book if you'd like to!

As well as this, Frank Cottrell Boyce has been doing live reading sessions on his YouTube channel! Keep an eye out on his channel (click here) for any new uploads!

 

We would like you to complete the task below, which is a reading comprehension based on Chapter 1 of Cosmic. There is an extract from the book, followed by questions and we have also included some suggested ideas for answers too, so that you can mark your work when you are finished. As usual, you don’t need to print anything off and can write or type your answers. 

 

Optional extra reading tasks

You could complete the final lesson all about reading books for pleasure (click here). This lesson’s focus is on poetry, picture books and non-fiction, which are brilliant alternatives to narratives. For some reason, people often forget the importance of brilliant poetry and non-fiction and even suggest that picture books are only for young children! This isn’t true at all! See if you can find a new poem or picture book that you love.

 

Finally, you could have a go at choosing one of the five activities in the document below, all based on an extract from Cosmic. There is no ‘correct’ answer to the activities, so you can let your imagination run wild! As usual, you don’t have to print anything off and you can complete more than one of the activities if you would like it. Have fun! smiley

 

Week 3 – 4

For the next two weeks, you need to continue to read every day. This is SO important as it makes all of your learning easier. Not only this, but it’s great fun too! Remember to find something that YOU enjoy reading; this is something you need to take responsibility for now that you are in Year 5. Please continue to fill in your reading records to track what you're reading.

Adults, if you're looking for how to best support your child, we have put together some questions you can ask them whilst they're reading to you (click here or see below). Try to vary the questions you ask by choosing a few from each box so that your child is developing different aspects of their reading.

 

You need to keep reading the books we have assigned you on Reading Planet; we are checking this regularly and since lockdown began, 11 children in 5SV have logged into their accounts and 9 children in 5KP. Well done to all of you who are reading your books and completing your quizzes, we know who you are! If this is something that has slipped your mind in the last few weeks, please log onto your account now and immerse yourself in a brilliant book. Politely remind your adults to email us at [email protected] if you need more books adding to your account.

 

Good news! Our class reader for this term, Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce, is available to listen to online! Click here to hear some teachers from a school reading the book on YouTube (look out for the special guest reader for chapter 5!!!). All of the chapters were uploaded during the first lockdown so you can either continue listening to a chapter a day or get stuck into the whole book if you'd like to!

As well as this, Frank Cottrell Boyce has been doing live reading sessions on his YouTube channel! Keep an eye out on his channel (click here) for any new uploads!

 

We would also like you to complete another lesson all about reading books for pleasure (click here!) . Ms Madden, the teacher in the video, recommends some books to you. One of them she mentions is by an author called Frank Cottrell Boyce and he has written a book called ‘Cosmic’. If we’d have been in school this term, it would have been our class book and it is absolutely hilarious! If you ever get the chance to read it, please do because we think you’d really enjoy it. 

 

Finally, we would like you to complete this reading comprehension, which is linked to your writing for these weeks. It’s all about a myth called Theseus and the Minotaur. You need to read the information and then answer the comprehension questions underneath. Remember, you don’t need to print these pages out, you can just write your answers on some paper. These are 3 versions of this reading comprehension and you can select your level of challenge, like you do in a maths chilli challenge lesson at school. The reading comprehension with * at the bottom of the page is the easiest, the one with ** is a little bit harder and the one with *** is the trickiest. Make sure you pick the correct level of challenge for you and if you think you’ve picked the wrong one, remember you can move up or down the levels.

27.01.21

Extra Reading - Storytime Online

If you're looking for a new book to get stuck into, there are some great clips you can find online of audio books. Listening to books being read is a fantastic way of immersing yourself in a story (please remember that you do need to be reading yourself too though!) Check the documents out below to see if you can find your next exciting read!

 

Week 1 - 2

Please make sure you are reading every single day. We would like you to read the books we have assigned for you on Reading Planet, taking the quizzes for the books too. Please ask your adults at home to email us at [email protected] if you need more books adding to your account or if you have misplaced your log in details. You can also read books you have at home too! Happy reading smiley

 

We would also like you to have a go at this lesson all about reading books for pleasure (click here!) which, in our opinion, is one of the BEST things to do! Losing yourself in a good piece of writing can engage you, inspire you and be great fun! As we always say, reading is a skill you will need for your entire life, so it's really important that you find things to read that interest you. Remember, you are unique, so find something that you really love - it could be comic books, information about your favourite sports team, online articles about what is happening in the world today (Newsround on CBBC is fantastic for this!) or a story book. The world is your oyster! Miss Vaux is currently reading the Harry Potter series again from the very beginning, we would LOVE to hear what you're reading, so give us an email and let us know! smiley

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