At Edmund Waller, we are passionate about the children developing a lifelong love of reading. Children who enjoy reading are happier, healthier; they are more empathetic, do better academically and do better in life generally. In school, teachers read to their classes every day. You will find the books they are currently enjoying displayed on classroom doors. In the fifth edition of our bi-annual Reading Newsletter, children from every year group talk about the power of reading with someone at home.
On the reverse of the Reading Newsletter, you will find: Why Read Aloud? a powerful infographic summarising the benefits of reading aloud. It is one of the practical resources created by the Read Aloud 15 Minutes National Campaign.
At Edmund Waller, we strongly agree with their message about reading: “Every child. Every parent. Every day”, encouraging 15 minutes of daily reading aloud.
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This week, we carried out a homophone investigation. Which homophones do you get mixed up when you are writing?
Have another go at playing the Homophone Pair Game. Which level can you play confidently? Do you understand what the different words mean? Can you use them in your own narrative sentences?
Create your own homophone posters like the ones above to display on the learning wall.
5F have been reading non chronological reports in Guided Reading. This week children are to create a page for our class book about a fictional or real animal that lives in a river based habitat. This could be an animal that lives either entirely or partially in the water.
Think carefully about how the non-chronological reports are structured and the different sections of information you believe the reader will need to understand all about your animal.
If you need any tips try visting National Geographic on http://www.ngkids.co.uk/
Homework is due in on Friday, 25th November
In English we are currently studying Micheal Morpurgo’s ‘Why The Whale Came’, as part of our topic ‘Water, Water, Everywhere’. Over this term, we will be reading this book as our class read and using it to inspire our own narrative texts.
The Birdman puts spells on people. We mustn’t talk to him. We’re not supposed to.
Gracie and Daniel have been warned to stay away from the mad Birdman – but the message in the sand tells them that the Birdman isn’t what he seems.
Then they get lost in the fog and stranded on Samson Island. Should they believe the Birdman’s story that the island is cursed?
It was the GREAT BIRD COMPETITION they were so excited.The Bird man and bird girl took one step of the old diving board auntie Door screamed “AHHHHH” bird girl sprang her wings out bird man soared through the sky they nearly got to the finish line but ….. bird girls feathers were falling bird man swooped down and grabbed her. He struggled to the finish line but his foot leaped on the island. They did it there dreams came true. Auntie door drove them home I here yellow bug . Then she backed one of her rock hard dumpling’s and stared singing her dumpling song.” Well I got no food but I’ve got dumping so I’m gonna make a dumpling to dump the ling oh yea you can’t stop the dumpling”. And they lived happily ever after.