Reading for Pleasure
1. Identify 5 of the main big cats from pages 4-5
2. What helps them to camouflage into their surroundings?
3. What do the legs help with?
On pages 6-7
1. What happens if cats are neglected?
2. What helps cats to balance on branches or trees?
3. Who first turned cats into domesticated mice catchers?
What does the layout do for the reader?
In less than 20 words, summarise the content of the first two pages.
The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
Draw what a valley would look like?
It states 'a medley of sounds' - pick out what those sounds are.
Why was the pig silent when the farmer picked him?
Why would the farmer be frowning and pursing his lips in Chapter One?
Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl
This term, we are exploring this book written by Roald Dahl. Using our inference skills, we are explaining what we think the characters are doing and why. We are discussing and learning the meaning of new vocabulary that we might be able to then use in our own writing as well as predicting what Billy might do next.
Can you explain what the phrase 'in a jiffy' means? Why might it be repeated in the opening chapter?
Why does Billy feel uncomfortable when sitting on the tree? What is your evidence?
In no more than twenty words can you summarise chapter two?
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
During our whole class reading, the children answer questions based around VIPERS. These are a few of the examples.
What do you think will happen to the character?
Can you think of an alternative word to 'immense'?
Why was he happy to find his eye?
Using the VIPERS can you answer the following questions?
What does 'notoriously tricky' mean?
What is a step-by-step guide?
Why might it suggest not getting shampoo in the mammoth's eyes?
What must you do for step two?
Find and copy one word that means the same as cuddle