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The Story of Tutankhamun

 

Our Topic this term is all about Ancient Egypt and so in our Reading and Writing lessons, we will be reading the book by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and illustrated by Isabel Greenberg.

 

The Polar Express 

 

This time of year has lent itself nicely to reading the Polar Express with the children. You can listen to it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELy_4fH_h0E

 

We have been practising our retrieval skills and making inferences based on thoughts and feelings of the characters. We have also been using evidence in the text to justify our answers.  

Black Dog 

Our new book is called 'Black Dog' and is written by Levi Pinfold. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad3a3v1cXfc

 

The children have loved making predictions and using clues on the front cover to figure out what they thin the story will be. They will find out in our writing lessons if they were correct or not! 

 

The Iron Man

For the next few weeks we will be reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. The children are already hooked and we have been investigating the different figurative language he uses to describe the Iron man and the setting!

 

If you want to hear it you can follow it chapter by chapter by clicking on the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycgfA-7udHs

Henry's Freedom Box

As part of Black History Month, Year 3 are reading 'Henry's freedom Box' written by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson. You can listen to it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6rf9bxDK1o

 

The children have been fascinated with the story and loved making predictions about the text and how Henry might escape. They have also been very empathetic and thought hard about how characters might feel, using their inference skills from last week, and have tried to put themselves in their shoes to understand what it might have been like. 

 

If you haven't read it yet, we gave it a 10/10! This is a must rad and I would encourage you to ask your children, as they really enjoyed reading it!

 

 

Who loves Roald Dahl's BFG? We do!

During our reading sessions we have been and will continue in the coming weeks to read and delve into the world of the BFG. 

 

The children have been so excited and engaged with this book and we have giggled nearly every day when reading it! Our focus is on retrieval skills, being able to pick information out of the text to answer a question and on inferences, being able to use clues to make the not so obvious, obvious! They are doing really well at developing these skills and have really gotten to know the characters! I wonder who your favourite is!?

 

Have a look here to find out more about the characters and listen to Roald Dahl himself read some extracts! https://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/stories/a-e/the-bfg

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