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Reading

Term 4

 

This term, our history topic is looking at the Bronze and Iron ages. In reading we have decided to focus on a classic children's book by Dick King Smith, "The Hodgeheg."

 

"If humans can, why NOT hedgehogs?"

Max the hedgehog lives across the road from the Park where there's a beautiful lily pond and plenty of juicy slugs, worms and snails!

The busy road is dangerous but Max is determined to make his way across. His first attempt ends in a nasty bump on the head and, when Max tries too speak, he realises his words are all mixed up! He is no longer a hedgehog but a hodgeheg! 

Will Max ever make it to the other side? 

Term 3 - "Is our climate cool?"

 

In our reading sessions this term, we are looking at a Cat Tales book about an ice cat. 

 

When Tom makes a cat of ice and snow, it comes to life at night: roaming the streets, prowling through his dreams. What can it be looking for? 

Autumn 2 - The Great Storm

 

To complement our topic of "What was new in the Stone Age?", we have chosen to study Terry Deary's "Stone Age Tales: The Great Storm" in our reading lessons. 

 

 

Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland, 5000 years ago

On the cold and windy island of Skara Brae, Tuk and his sister Storm try to catch birds in their fishing net. They eat fish day in, day out, and they're sick of it. But when a thief steals half their tribe's winter food stores, being bored of their dinner is the least of their problems. What if they starve? And even worse, what if it's true that their father's the thief?
 

Autumn 1 - Where in the world are we?

 

To link with our topic this term, "Where in the world are we?", we have chosen to study Paddington by Michael Bond in our Destination Reader lessons. 

"A Bear called Paddington" is a much loved children's classic. It is exciting to learn more about a well known character and discover more about how he came to live in London. 

 

We will be looking at the story in depth in our daily reading sessions. 

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