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This half term we will be focusing on fictional writing, children will have lots of opportunities to look at a range of texts and will also be using talk for write as a method to help them write their own story. We will be looking at stories such as the Jolly Postman and The Day the Crayons Quit. 




SPaG Focuses 

This half term we will be recapping lots of SPaG focuses from our previous terms. 

  • suffixes
  • Present tense 
  • compound words 
  • a range of spelling methods 


Home Reading

In Oaks class children are expected to read (or be read to) and have their book signed 3 times a week. If you can question them about the book once they have read, this will help them in their writing and reading in school.

Some questions to ask your children during reading at home:

What are the main events in the book?

How are the characters feeling in the story?

Have you read any books with a similar storyline?

What do you think is going to happen? Why do you think that?

If you met any of the characters in the book what would you ask them?

Are there any words or phrases in the book that excite you?

It may also be useful to identify any words your child is not sure of and look up the meaning as this will enrich your child's vocabulary.