Your child will be given a letter today about using Lexia Reading Core 5 at home. Here is a copy of the letter. The children use Lexia at school for 4 half hour sessions per week.
It is very important that you do not help your child in any way whilst they are using Lexia. It is designed to be an independent reading intervention and helping your child may result in them accessing activities and school follow-up work that are not best suited to their stage.
Last week we learned all about sharks. We have learnt lots of fascinating facts through reading our book “Surprising Sharks”, completing our shark reading trail, reading shark fact pages and asking writing questions for Miss Coggan’s friend Ed, who works with sharks!
We labelled the different features of a book (Surprising Sharks) and a fact page.
Here we are enjoying our shark reading trail!
Ed the Shark Conservationist answered our questions.
At Russell Scott Primary School we strive to promote a love of reading. We asked the children what kind of reading areas they would like in their classrooms and and they came up with lots of fabulous ideas. We copied the covers of our favourite books and chose stories to decorate our areas with. We decided we would love to have tents, cushions and special chairs to sit on while we were reading. We love our new reading areas! If you would like to come and see them for yourself, please join us at one of our reading mornings. We hold them every Tuesday at 9:00-9:25am!
All you have to do is read three books over the winter holiday, and add them to your profile on the reading challenge website. If you didn’t set up a profile last Christmas, or in the summer, then it is very easy to make one. Read and log three books to unlock a special badge and a video message from Peter Bunzl, author of ‘Cogheart’.
After an exciting week of fairy visits, we decided that we had enjoyed the book “Freddie and the Fairy” so much that we would like to read you our own versions of the story. We used Book Creator to record our stories. We hope you enjoy listening to them!
We are such lucky children! Today we were treated to a Skype visit from Greg Dobbins, author of The Grumpy Teddy. He read the story to us and then answered some of our interesting questions. There were so many fantastic questions that we simply couldn’t choose the best 10, so we pulled names out of a hat! Thank you to Greg for taking the time to Skype with us. We learnt that his favourite books are Watership Down and the Gruffalo and he told us that you have to read lots of books if you want to become an author like him. He even showed us the final manuscript of his brand new book which isn’t even in the shops yet! We can’t wait to read it when it’s published!
Greg also answered some more of our questions on Twitter.
He said that the illustrator of The Grumpy Teddy would be very impressed by our puppets!
Here is Greg, reading The Grumpy Teddy!
This week we reviewed the book and wrote letters to Greg:
We also learnt about question and exclamation marks and wrote conversations between the Grumpy Teddy and the characters he meets in the story:
A letter about our upcoming phonics meeting for Year 1 parents will be sent home today. A copy of the letter can be found by clicking here. You only need to attend one of the meetings. Please complete and return the slip to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.
Before the meeting, I’d be very grateful if you could complete this short survey. It will help me to ensure that the meeting is as informative as possible.