Throughout the autumn term, Team LG worked on various VIPERS skills through the use of the book Dracula, a book based on Bram Stoker’s visit to Whitby. They focussed closely on the vocabulary used to describe the characters, using this to draw inferences, backed up with evidence and began to put this into a ‘Point, Evidence, Explanation’ structure. The children enjoyed the book, particularly as it allowed them to draw on their own experience of their visit to Whitby and they could imagine the story coming to life, drawing upon the places visited in our Whitby trip.
During the Autumn Term, Team CB have been working hard to develop their reading through use of the Iron Man book by Ted Hughes. They have looked closely at the different perspectives of characters, as well as beginning to make simple and plausible inferences from the text. The class really enjoyed this book as it was one which they drew from their imagination to create their own Iron creature and one which gave great insights into Personal, Health, Social and Emotional discussions.
This term in Team WM, the class have been reading books linked to their themes of Sparkle and Shine and Magical Me. As a class, they have shared books about friendship, family, being unique and being a hero. This has then led to effective discussion around characters and themes in the book. The children have also joined in with refrains and recalled the sequence of story events. These are some of the stories the class have shared this term.
During the Autumn Term, Team AC have been busy sharing stories about Katie Morag. The children have had access to a variety of Katie Morag stories either in book form or online. As well as providing stimulating narrative for the children, it has also allowed them to look at life in different places and compare this to their own experiences. These books have been great in supporting the class with developing new vocabulary linked to Geography, as well as understanding these in a suitable context. The class have worked to develop their retrieval skills and begin to make simple inferences.
At WPSPS, we pride ourselves on the environments we create for our children, why not take a look at the way we aim to display learning clearly for our children to support with their reading skills. This includes EYFS and KS1 displays centered around phonics, as well as KS2 displays using our Mastery of Reading boards.
At Wombwell Park Street Primary School, we are huge advocates of story time and the need for this to run right from Early Years to Year 6. Story time gives children the chance to be read to effectively, modelling how reading should sound. It also allows children to be transported to a place of awe and wonder where they can relish in the stories as they unfold. In all classes, books are read to the class at the end of each school day for a variety of different reasons. Why not check out what classes are currently reading at the end of the day and why?
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