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Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure:


Below are some texts that we have read for enjoyment as a class.


Lost in the Toy Museum by David Lucas


We read this text alongside our 'Toys' unit in History. We enjoyed exploring the different toys that featured in the story and linked this to our knowledge of how toys have changed overtime.


Grandfather and I by Helen E. Buckley

Grandfather and I was a lovely story to share together as it linked perfectly with our PSHE concept 'Relationships'. We discussed how we like spending time with other members of our family and sometimes doing different activities with them such as gardening and baking.


Eva's Imagination by Wendy Shurety and Karen Erasmus

We enjoyed reading this story as a class as we all like to use our imagination in different ways. We enjoyed the part where furniture and items in our house turned into real life things. This reminded us of some poetry we have looked at where personification was used.



The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Once upon a time there were three Billy-Goats Gruff; Little Billy-Goat, Middle-Sized Billy Goat and Great Big Billy-Goat, who lived in a field in a green valley. They loved to eat sweet grass, but sadly their field was now brown and barren because they were greedy goats and they’d eaten every last blade of grass. But they were still hungry. In the distance, they could see a field that was full of lush sweet, scrummy grass, but alas there was only one way to get to it – over a rickety bridge over a stream. But under the bridge lived a terrifically, terrifying, terrible troll called Trevor – he was always hungry to.  The Little Billy-Goat was the first to reach the bridge. Gingerly, he put one hoof and then another onto the bridge. But because it was so rickety, however hard he tried, his hoof still went trip trap, trip trap on the wooden planks.

Suddenly there was a huge roar......


Where were the goats going?

Who was hiding under the bridge?

Why did the goats want to cross the bridge?


The Enormous Turnip


The story The Enormous Turnip talks about a huge turnip. A man tries to pull it out from the ground. A boy, a woman and a girl cross the man one by one and join to help him in pulling out the turnip. Then it is pulled up from the ground by all these people together because of its enormity.


What is a turnip?

Why can't they pull the turnip out?

How many people tried to pull the turnip out of the ground?


The Little Red Hen


The story of The Little Red Hen is about cooperation, perseverance, and the importance of helping others. When the hen asks a duck, cat, and dog for help planting some wheat, she gets no takers. They won't cut, thresh, or mill the wheat . . . or help bake bread with it, either.



What does the Little Red Hen find?

What is a grain?

What is a mill?

Why won't the other animals help the hen?

Are the other animals showing fellowship?


The Three Little Pigs


"The Three Little Pigs" is a fable about three pigs who build three houses of different materials. A Big Bad Wolf blows down the first two pigs' houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made of bricks



Who are the characters in this story?

Why did the pigs leave home?

Which house couldn't the wolf blow down? why not?

What did the second pig build his house from?