Books are so expensive and we do not have the funds to replace lost books. If your child has a library book from their previous class then it needed to be returned by Monday 21st September 2020 to avoid an invoice being sent. If your child has lost their library book, please let their current […]
Roald Dahl is one of the world’s most loved children’s authors. Today would have been his 104th birthday. To celebrate all of the brilliant books, playful poems and witty words he gave us over the years, we will be hiding a golden ticket in school* this week. The person who finds the golden ticket will […]
Well children, what can I say, you have had a busy week and you’ve risen to every challenge presented to you. You have created images using natural resources, used cutting, sticking and folding skills to create work for our display, retold a story, completed a comprehension, used your shape knowledge to create images of characters […]
Hello Year 1. I hope you are all OK. Have a read of this short text below and answer the questions. I’ll look forward to hearing from you all. What is the name of the farm? On what day can you go to the farm? What can you feed? What can you make at the […]
What Is Science? In this fun book with pictures we will see the kids search the planets, stars, rocks, and soil. Look at hurricanes and airplanes—science is more than an equation. It is also about curiosity and asking the questions many will not ask while getting no answers to possible answers. This engaging poetic picture […]
Hello Year 5. I hope you are all well. Below is an extract for you to read and answer the questions on. Answer the questions in full sentences, please. 1.What gives the impression that the people in the car were surprised to be stopped? Where were the people in the car going? What did Dad […]
Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And […]
Good Morning Year 3. I hope that you are all well. Below is a short extract for you to read with some questions underneath. Have a go – these retrieval and vocabulary skills are good practice for when you come back to school. :-) What was Troy sitting on? What were Troy’s friends doing? How […]
Hello Nursery and Reception. Today I am sharing with you one of my children’s favourite books – The Everywhere Bear. I hope you enjoy it. Keep your eye on the blogs this week as you may have some work linked to the story. Enjoy 😊 The Everywhere Bear. Written by Julia Donaldson. Illustrated by Rebecca […]
The Wimpy Kid books are well known for turning reluctant readers into book fans, enjoyed for their easy-to-read style, laugh-out-loud humour and integrated cartoon-style illustrations. Find the list put together of ten similar books for those looking for their next read after the Wimpy Kid books.
Hello Year 6. I hope you are all well. Have a read of the extract below and answer the accompanying questions. Which word is closest in meaning to sanctuary? Pick one. classroom boredom safety warmth What evidence is there that he had been accused of doing something wrong? Give two examples. How is he feeling […]
Lets read a book about space-The Darkest Dark – By Chris Hadfield and Kate Fillion Can you tell me what happened in the ? Practice some of the words you heard in the book.
Hello Year 4. I hope you are all well. Have a read of the extract below and answer the accompanying questions. What evidence in the text is there to suggest that Ferdinand was being attacked? What sort of creature is Ferdinand? What do you think the author means by the wonderful stone cliffsbuilt by humans? […]
Good Morning Nursery and Reception. Below is a story for you to enjoy: Topsy and Time learn to swim. Let me know what you think. 😊
Hello Key Stage 1. I hope your are all ok. Today, I am reading you a story all about feelings. You have probably felt lots of different things during lockdown – happiness, sadness, anger, boredom… You’ll all have experienced different feelings in different ways, and that is OK. This story will help us think about […]
Hello all. I hope you are all OK. Below is a little comprehension for you to have a go at. Read the text and answer the questions. I’ll look forward to hearing from you. Who had a shed that Mr Hands painted? What did he do for Mr Fox? What did he do with Mrs […]
The Tom Gates books have been phenomenally popular with readers who enjoy laugh-out-loud illustrated stories exploring themes of school, family life and everything zany. Find a list of ten similar books put together for those looking for their next read after Tom Gates.
The Rainbow Magic books are a huge hit with many younger readers, often making the ideal first steps into chapter books. Readers enjoy their themes of friendship, problem-solving and – of course – magic. Find a list of ten similar books put together for those looking for their next read after Rainbow Magic.
Hello Year 2. I hope you are all keeping well and working hard. I would like you to have a read of the text below and then answer the questions, please. Do you think this ‘friend’ is really a good friend? What does she do that shows this? Who or what do you think the […]
Hello Year 6. I hope you all had an enjoyable half term and are looking forward to returning to school. Below is a poem which I would like you to read and then answer the questions that go with it. Why is the shadow ‘very like’ the author of the poem? How does the author […]
Hello Year 3. I hope you all had a lovely half term break and are back on the blogs ready to work hard. Have a read of the text below and have a go at answering the questions. Where were the people heading? Were the people in the poem related? How do you know? What […]
The Horrible Histories books have seen epic success – with over 60 books, a BAFTA award-winning TV series and several spin-off series to date. The books are well known for highlighting the gruesome side of history and are packed with jokes, comics and gruesome facts. Find a list of ten similar books put together for those looking […]
At the Governors’ Meeting that was held yesterday , it was agreed unanimously that school will open to Year 6 pupils only if the 5 government conditions have been met. This will be decided on May 28th. Younger children will not be expected back in school. Key workers and children who have been attending school […]
Hello Year 6. Have a read of the text below and answer the questions underneath, please. Thank you. Find and copy one word from the first sentence that means ‘rough’. (1 mark) What evidence is there to suggest that a creature had passed close to the tree? Give two examples. (2 marks) What evidence is […]
Hello Nursery and Reception. Today, I have been singing some nursery rhymes with my children. We thought it would be nice to share them with you. Join in with us or sing some of your own. Enjoy. 😊
David Walliams’ books are hugely popular with young readers and over the past several years he has become one of Britain’s best-selling children’s authors. From recounts of criminal grandmas to tales of terrible tooth fairy impersonators, Walliams’ stories have hooked in millions of readers who enjoy memorable characters, an easy-to-read and humorous style and a good […]
Hello Year 5. I would like you all to read the text below and then have a go at answer the questions which are underneath, please. Thank you. . According to the text, why does reading fiction become more interesting as you get better at reading? How does the text suggest that authors don’t play […]
Hello Year 4. I would like you all to read the text below and have a go at answer the questions underneath. Thank you. What swept over the moon? Find and copy the word in the first sentence that is closest in meaning to covering. … like a cloak, shrouding a face … How do […]
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a list of children’s books which help children understand their emotions.There are 20 picture books on the list and they’re mostly aimed at children aged 3-7. https://ivyslibrary.com/topics/emotions/ The list is updated every few months so if you enjoy the books and […]
Hello Year 3. I hope you all had a good weekend. Can you please read the text below and answer the questions. Thank you. In which country are the cave paintings found? How old are the paintings thought to be? Which two swimming strokes does the article suggest might be shown in the paintings? How […]