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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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