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Thursday 4th March

Shared reading 


Shared reading involves children joining in with the reading and comprehension of a text whilst guided and supported by an adult. The text can be read by an adult if it is tricky or the child can read it themselves. The reader should be encouraged to use expression in voice and note the features of the text e.g. the title, any illustrations, the author/ illustrator and the structure of the text. Shared reading aims to improve comprehension skills known as VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval of information and sequencing). During shared reading the children are encouraged to ask and answer comprehension questions either verbally or in written form and any feedback about the text should be encouraged and discussed.


Please see the links below for the shared reading text and tasks. 


Our task for today is all about non-fiction texts. Follow the link below to Oxford Owl so that you can view today's shared reading text "Animal conflicts". You may need to create a free log in (username and password) to access the eBook.


Task 1

Can you read through the book "Animal conflicts"? You can do this either independently or use the audio function on eBook. 

Let's find the Glossary and Index in this book. 


What does a glossary and index do? 


A glossary is an alphabetical list of tricky words or phrases from the text with an explaination of what it means. 

An index is an alphabetical list of subjects with reference to the pages on which they are mentioned. 


Let's try a quiz using the information in the glossary and the index... 

1. On what pages would you find the word snake?

2. What information can you find about hippos on page 11?

3. What information can you find about elephant seals on page 12?

4. On what pages would you find information about whales? 

5. What does the word venom mean?

6. What does the word invader mean?




In Key Stage One phonics is taught in phonics groups rather than classes. The phonics groups each work at a different ability level, therefore there are different phonics videos for each group. Your child will know who their phonics teacher is, but if you need clarification please message your child's class teacher on class dojo for confirmation. 

Please see the links below.

Miss Daley's phonics group 4.3.21

Mrs Bull's phonics group 4.3.21


Mrs Naylor's phonics group 4.3.21

World Book Day
Welcome to World Book Day! We hope you are as excited as we are about trying lots of different activities involving books. Take look at one of the stories we are thinking about today in the video link below.


There are a variety of book related activities that you can try at home or at school by clicking on the resources below. You can choose which activities you would like to do based on your interests and what resources you have available to you. 


You might like to try this activity first...Follow the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page to find a variety of videos about how to draw illustrations (pictures) from a professional Illustrator. You can choose what you would like to draw from the options on the website and use the instructional videos to draw characters from popular books and colour them in too. Enjoy! 

For even more videos on how to illustrate, click on the link below.





Mindfulness focuses on paying attention to the present moment (thoughts and feelings) as well as the world around you. This can improve mental wellbeing. The link below is to a motivational song that may be familiar to the children. We hope you enjoy listening to the uplifting message of the song.