Today, we will be completing guided reading sessions. Therefore, please take this opportunity to do some of your own reading. Can you explain and summarise what you have read to a grown up? What language features do you notice in your book - are there any adjectives, adverbs, speech? Can you predict what might happen next? If you are reading a fiction book, can you find a part of the story where you can discuss how a character may be feeling and what evidence you have from the text that supports this? If you have a non-fiction book, try to identify the glossary and contents page and think about the purpose of each of these. How is your book structured? Does it use speech bubbles or short bursts of information? Why do you think the author has presented the book as they have?
Once you have done that, have a look at this reading comprehension activity which focuses on retrieval questions.
Can you sort the following words into two groups based on their pronunciation?
'ou' as in though
'ou' as in sour
Re-read the creation story from the Bible or watch the video below. How many times is the word ‘good’ used? Why might this be?
Think about a time when you have created something that you thought was good or you really liked, for example, a story/picture/design/model/ poem. How did you care for your own ‘very good’ creation and how did you want others to treat it?
Many Christians believe that God cares for his own creation, including humans. Write some instructions God might give to humans to make sure the world stays ‘very good’; for example, how to look after animals. What do you think Christians learn from this story?
The children at school have Golden Time today, so take some time for yourself! Do an activity that you think is fun - this could be a form of exercise, some drawing, colouring or reading a book. As long as it is away from a screen! Let me know what you get up to and make sure you enjoy it