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Reading week 9.1.14

This first week back after the Christmas holidays the children have been enjoying reading week. We have enjoyed lots of different reading and Literacy based activities both in class and as a whole school.

On Tuesday we had a Character day, and everyone came dressed up. The children’s costumes were fantastic, so thank you for spending time on getting them ready over the Christmas holidays. The children shared their favourite book with both Trendle and Giant class. We also wrote book reviews of our favourite books and discussed our favourite characters in the books. In the afternoon the children acted out traditional tales in their cross school groups and then performed them. They were really co-operative , confident learners.
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On Wednesday we had the Storyteller in. He told us wonderful stories, of faraway lands, and tales from the ‘Arabian nights.’ We then took his stories and wrote descriptions of the places they were set in, using powerful adjectives and adverbs.
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On Thursday we discovered more about Michael Morpurgo and his stories, looking at similarities and themes in the books. Our class book for the week has been ‘Out of the Ashes,’ which we have explored in more detail, thinking about the characters thoughts and feelings at different parts of the story.

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