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Reading for Pleasure

Term 5 



In Guided Reading this term the children will continue to learn about the individual Florence Nightingale from last term. This time the children will be reading a biography text which shares the life of Florence using the first person. I wonder if you can remember any key facts about Florence from last term? 



The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark




In guided reading this term, we are reading 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson.  To find out about more books by the same author please visit



VIPERS Questions


Chapter 1

1. Who was Plop?

2. Why do you think the author called him Plop?

3. What is unusual about Plop? Why is this unusual?

4. Is there anything you are afraid of? How does it make you feel?


Chapter 2

1. Why do you think Plop was always hungry?

2. What does 'bleary' mean?

3. Why does the old lady think that Plop is a thunderbolt?

4. Why does the old lady say "Have you tried carrots?"