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22.2.21

A huge well done for keeping up the hard work with reading. The comprehensions you have sent in have been fantastic and those of you who are still reading regularly at home are absolute stars - it will help you so much, not only when you return to school, but in your bright futures too. We must give a special mention to Joseph, Anthony, Louis, Jessica and Anabella in 3SE who have put so much effort into reading throughout lockdown and Osakar, Lola, Ance, Maya S, Kaeira, Maya R and Evie in 3GC - we are so proud of you!!! 

 

As always, try to read everyday for at least 10 minutes and record this in your reading record. We have included some top tips for reading at home in the 'Reading' section of our home learning page - please do check it out.

 

This weeks fun reading activities are  based on a beautiful book called 'When the Giant Stirred', completing these activities will help you understand more about the story and the vocabulary (words) the author uses, which in turn will help you with your writing tasks. We can't wait to see your fantastic work! 

Learning Activity 1

Read the story ‘When a Giant Stirred’ up to where the people are 'huddled together fearfully in their homes'. The story is as pictures below, a word document in the second activity below or a power point on the writing page.

 

Now predict what they think is going to happen in the story. You can tell an adult or write it down in sentences. Here are some sentences starters -  I think…. will happen. I think this because…

Try to think about what you have read and what has happened in the story that makes you think this. 

Learning Activity 2 & 3

Now have a go at these comprehensions. We have included the story as a word document so you can print it out or open it on the screen to help you look back at the story as you answer the questions. 

Learning Activity 4

World Book Day - See our World Book Day section

3.2.21

A huge well done for the fantastic Reading work you've been sending in! We are so proud of all your efforts! Keep them coming! A huge congratulations to Lola in 3GC who has earned a huge 13 gold stars, Oskar in 3GC with an impressive 15 gold stars and Ance with a massive 17 gold stars  on their reading planet accounts for completing so many quizzes. In 3SE, George, Louis, Anthony and Malwina have all been reading lots at home - Keep it up, we're so proud of you! We have received lots of Easter Eggs from Morrisons and will be giving prizes to those who put in the maximum effort with their reading.

 

This week we have included some fun reading activities below like the ones we would complete in class. They are based an Ancient Egyptian Myth about the Gods called 'Osiris and Isis', completing these activities will help you understand more about the story which in turn will help you with your writing tasks.

 

As always try to read, like you usually would, for at least 10 minutes each day. We have added more books to your Reading Planet account, but you can read whatever interests you - it all counts towards your 10 minutes per day and remember to record what you're reading in your reading record. Send us some pictures of your reading record or of you reading in your favourite snug spot or start earning gold stars by completing more quizzes to be in with a chance of winning the eggs!

Osiris and Isis Myth

Read the full story of Osiris and Isis below.

The ‘Back ground’ PowerPoint might help you to understand who is who and how they are linked together.

Activity 1

Use a dictionary to find the meaning of these unfamiliar words from the text. Then use a thesaurus to find synonyms (words that have a similar meaning). If you do not have a dictionary or thesaurus at home, you can use an online version to help you.

Activity 2 & 3

Complete these comprehensions all about the story. We’ve included the answers to help you.

Activity 4:

Read the information about the God ‘Ra’ to find out more about him and answer the questions. As always we have included the answers to help you.

Activity 5:

It is Safer Internet Day 9th February 2021. To help you find out more about this and how to stay safe on the internet read the information and answer the questions. There are 3 levels of challenge. The information and questions with one star are the easiest, two stars gets a little bit trickier and three stars is the trickiest. 

20.1.21

This week we have included some fun reading activities below like the ones we would complete in class. They are based on a wonderful book set in Egypt called 'Egyptian Cinderella' - we think you will love it!

 

As always try to read, like you usually would, for at least 10 minutes each day. We have added more books to your Reading Planet account, but you can read whatever interests you - it all counts towards your 10 minutes per day and remember to record what you're reading in your reading record. Big shout out to Ance and Evie in 3GC who have earned 10 gold stars or more on their reading planet accounts for completing so many quizzes and to Maya S for sending us a photo of her reading record showing lots of reading going on at home! Keep it up, we can't wait to see more! 

20.1.21

Activity 1

Look at the front cover and the title of our story. Talk to an adult about what you think the story might be about.

Read the story of Egyptian Cinderella using the link below. Stop at the part where the eagle drops the shoe in the Pharaoh’s lap. Now predict what you think might happen in the rest of the story.

Now enjoy the rest of the story.

Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo

Activities 2-4

Read the extract from the story, then have a go at the comprehensions below. Use the answers on the second page of the word document to check your understanding.

Activity 5

Find a book at home and look at the blurb on the back. Remember a blurb summarises what the book is about. Someone might read it before reading the book to decide if it is something they would enjoy reading. Now have a go at writing a short blurb of your own for Egyptian Cinderella. Look at the example to help you.

6.1.21 - Poems and Comprehensions

Have a go at reading these lovely winter poems and answering the questions. 

You can choose whether to have a go at the easier, trickier or extra comprehensions.

Parents, we have included the answers on the page below the questions to help. 

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