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Big Reading

The whole school have a Big Reading lesson every week.  We use the Big Reading SPIES Team to help us really concentrate on, learn and use the Key Skills for Reading. These skills are:
  • R ETRIEVE
  • E XPLORE
  • A NALYSE
  • D EDUCE and INFER

 

The Big Reading SPIES Team members are:

9 September 2020

In today's lesson our focus was on retrieval skills.  We used Zog and the Flying Doctors as a focus for our learning.  During our reading we looked at new vocabulary and discussed their meaning. 

 

In order to answer these questions, we had to use our retrieval skills by going back to the text looking for evidence of the answers.

16 September 2020

In today's lesson our focus was on retrieval skills but we introduced some Dood type questions where we had to use the clues from the text.  We used Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson as a focus for our learning.  During our reading we looked at new vocabulary and discussed their meaning. 

 

Here are the types of questions the children had to answer.

23 September 2020

In today's lesson our focus was looking at new vocabulary and we were introduced to Expi Explorer.  We used Dangerous by Tim Warnes as a focus for our learning.   In this story, the character, Mole, loves labelling things but when he comes across a strange thing, he doesn't know what to call it. We explored the new vocabulary by re-reading the word in the sentence to understand the context.  We even began to use a dictionary to find out the meanings. 

 

Ask a grown up if they know the meaning of the new vocabulary we have learnt today.

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