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E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

Nurture. Discover. Achieve.


This week we start our whole class reading book for the term. Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley.


For our first week we'll be looking at some key vocabulary for the first 8 chapters, listening to the first 8 chapter in two separate chunks, and looking at the skills of predicting and explaining. On Friday there will be VIPERS questions. 

This week, to introduce our whole school topic of 'Where would we be without water?', we're going to be looking at the poem The River by Valerie Bloom. 


We will work towards you performing the poem, but initially listen to the poet herself reading it.

Reading at Home

Children in years 3 and 4 will be bringing a reading book and reading record home every day. We listen to them read in school once a week, we ask that you read with them every day if possible. It doesn't have to be their reading book; sharing a newspaper article is an example of something else you might choose to do. 


Most children in LKS2 will be able to choose books freely from our three book 'bands'. These are not the same as in KS1. There are three bands, a lime green for Early Readers, orange for Free Readers and red for Confident Readers. Most children in year 3 will begin with Early Readers, which are chosen with support from an adult. 

Book talk and listening to a child read

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Some ideas of the types of questions you could ask your child when they are reading to you. It's important to talk about what you are reading, to ensure understanding. Children can often decode a text more easily than they can fully understand it.
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