National Storytelling Week 2022
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Teach your Monster to Read.
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Monday: Read a book that makes you smile.
Jessica R: The mouse hole mice and the theatre by the sea. "I like this book because it has mermaids oceans and theatres and mice that dress up".
Ethan: The rail way book makes him smile because he loves trains. He likes going on trains because they take you to nice places.
Logan: The book Stay! makes Logan smile.
Tommy: The book that makes Tommy happy is… Night night groot.
Nathan: The Dragons with the Blazing Bottom.
Fletcher: Goodnight Moon
Ava: I Need a New Bum!
Joseph: Nonsense Counting Rhymes
Tuesday: Read a book with a cover you like.
Logan: Logan loves the cover to the book 'Logan saves the Ocean'
Jessica R: The snow princess. I like the cover because it has snow and 2 princesses on the front.
Ethan: Superworm- Ethan likes the cover because he loves finding worms in the garden.
Tommy: The book that Tommy likes the cover of is Gigantosaurus. It looks very exciting!
Year 3: Edward loves the front cover to his Animal Encyclopedia!
Nathan: How to Train Your Dragon Annual
Ava: Pop-Up London Book
Fletcher: Let’s Play Aliens in Space
Joseph: The Monster Mystery
Wednesday: Read your favourite book.
Logan: Logan loves the 'Polar Express' because it is very Christmassy!
Nathan: How to Train Your Dragon
Ava: Phonics Readers
Fletcher: Don’t Be Horrid Henry!
Joseph: Pirates Love Underpants
Thursday: Read a book with an animal in it.
Jessica R- Six Little Chicks: "the animal book has a fox that tries to eat the chicks!"
Logan- The ugly five book by Julia Donaldson. Logan loves this book with the five animals! He had lots of fun reading it.
Nathan: Charlie Crow in the Snow
Ava: Smartest Giant in Town
Fletcher: Giraffes Can’t Dance
Joseph: Wilbur the Cat
Friday: Read a book you would recommend to others.
Nathan: Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs and The Monster Zoo
Ava: Mr Stink
Fletcher: Oi Cat!
Joseph: Pop-up London Book
Dress as a word day
The children in Nursery all enjoyed showing off their "dress as a word" costumes. The children also enjoyed making book marks during the afternoon. The children enjoyed hearing some of our 'big books', they really enjoyed 'Owl babies and What a mess!'
The children in Reception all enjoyed showing off their "dress as a word" costumes. The children enjoyed time to read and play reading games during phonics. The children also enjoyed making book marks during the afternoon. We also shared some of our favourite stories as a class including "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" and "Little Red Riding Hood".
Reception - Our favourite books from home! We have enjoyed sharing our reading challenge from home.
As well as dressing as a different word each, Year 1 have:
As a class we completed a vocabulary challenge which involved using a variety of different words to describe an image.
Each day, we have covered a few chapters of 'Fantastic Mr Fox' linking to our topic 'The Enchanted Woodland'. They have been encouraged to make predictions based on what has been read so far and cannot wait to find out what happens next.
The children also joined with Year 2 and enjoyed some buddy reading. The children read with each other and were encouraged to use their phonics knowledge and skills to support their friends with reading.
As well as dressing as a different word each, Year 2 have:
This week the children will also be reminded how to use a dictionary and how it can support their learning.
In Year 3, we enjoyed a day dressed as an word with the rest of the school. We had some fantastic ideas: helpful, fearless, cool, protective, messy, odd, sporty and colourful.
In the run up to this day, Year 3 have learnt how to use a dictionary and a thesaurus. During this day, the children found their word in a dictionary to write the exact meaning, found synonyms in a thesaurus and drew their word. During English, they also added statutory words to their newspaper report.
In Year 4, we enjoyed a day dressed as an word with the rest of the school. We had some fantastic ideas: helpful, smart, mysterious, sleepy, messy, active, sporty and slow.
As part of our daily activity, Year 4 have improved our dictionary and thesaurus skills. The children found their word in a dictionary to write the exact meaning, found synonyms in a thesaurus and drew their word. During English, they also added -ly and -ous words to their music leaflets.
In Year 5, we enjoyed a day dressed as an adjective with the rest of the school. We had some very creative responses: friendly, victorious, healthy, sassy, proud and slumberous among just a few. During the day, we also enjoyed taking part in some vocabulary activities linked to our spellings this week - using a dictionary to find the meaning of words and a thesaurus to find synonyms.
We also set ourselves a challenge of creating a dictionary with our words. We sorted ourselves into alphabetical order and said our words together - see our video below.
The children in Year 6 enjoyed being able to dress as a word, and we saw words like: sporty, horsey, comfortable, relaxed, drowsy, sparkly, lazy, sleepy and camouflage.
- Enjoyed a longer guided reading session, focusing on vocabulary, with more questions to answer around their non-fiction text - The Earthship.
- Completed a 'dictionary dilemma' where children were given the letters of a word, scrambled up, along with the definition of the word. The children had to unscramble the vocabulary.
- Completed a 'dictionary scavenger hunt' where children had to answer different questions, and complete different challenges, all with the help of a dictionary, such as: find a word with no vowels and see how many words begin with the letter 'x'.
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