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06/02/2023 - 10/02/2023 

This week, we have been reading the fiction story called The Secret Sky Garden by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers. The children have been really intrigued by this story and are so eager to find out what happens next. We are practising our reading comprehension skills by reading a small piece of text and retrieving information from the text to answer questions. We have been looking at interesting words used and how some are repeated in the story. Can you explain to your grown-ups why this might be? 

30/01/2023 - 03/02/2023

This week, we have been focusing on our reading knowledge and progression. The children have really enjoyed reading part way through a text and then they had a go at predicting what would happen next. They were really interested in how the actual ending of the story was completely different to what they had predicted. 


We have been completing a lot of reading comprehension this week which means reading a text and retrieving information from the text to answer the questions. Whilst children were doing this, another group worked with me and we completed our Guided Reading sessions. 

23.01.2023 - 27.01.2023 

This week, we have started looking at expanded noun phrases. Can you remember what they are? We looked around our classroom at nouns and then had a go at describing them. 

Bookcase - noun

The bookcase - noun phrase

The big, bulky bookcase - expanded noun phase

Can you think of any more? 


We started using expanded noun phrases in our writing and it's been fabulous to see children using what they have learnt in Grammar in their writing - well done!

16.01.2023 - 20.01.2023

In Grammar, we have been focusing on how to use the correct tense and the types of words we would come across if we were writing in past and present tense. For example, the children understood that if we were writing in past tense, then we would use the suffix -ed for most words, such as 'watched' or 'climbed'. However, it can get tricky because not all past tense words end in -ed. For example, 'come' and 'came' or 'sing' and 'sang'. 

09/01/2023 - 13/01/2023

This week in Grammar, we have been looking at using commas to write a list. We discussed why it is important to use commas in lists and the children had a go at writing this in their books. Then, we moved on to using apostrophes to show possession and omission. The children have really done well in these sessions and I have even spotted what they have been learning in Grammar in their writing in English, so well done! Can you show your grown-ups how you write a list using commas? 


We have been really focusing on our presentation in books this week. The children have been making sure that they haven't skipped any pages in their books and are using their line guides correctly. They have done really well with this. Well done!