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Reading for Pleasure

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox is our class text this term. The children are thoroughly enjoying it and cannot wait to read a chapter every day.


"I love how clever Mr Fox is and how silly the farmers are". Freddie


"I predict that the the foxes manage to escape from the farmers and they get to eat again". Sienna

A First Book of Nature


This is a non-fiction book that explores the wonders of nature. This text linked well to our science learning.


"I used this book to help me to name the different trees." Ellie

A Seed is Sleepy

This book is a celebration of the wonder and variety of seeds. The illustrations are beautiful and it links to our science learning on plants. After reading this book the children planted a variety of seeds and bulbs.


"It was amazing to see how many different seeds there are". Henry


" Seeds look so different. Some are big and some are small. Some have hard outer coatings and some have soft outer coatings". Stanley

Hello Harvest Moon



Hello, Harvest Moon describes what happens to nature during the autumn evenings before winter sets in. It is a poetic book and links to our geography learning about Harvest.


"I love the pictures. They really describe what the fields look like at harvest time". Bonnie

Poetry Week

We are celebrating poetry week and will be writing our own poems in English. In guided reading we will be looking at this poem. The children will practise reading this poem in preparation for a performance at the end of the week.


What rhyming words can you spot?

What was the author of the poem proud of?

What did they do with the second pumpkin seed?

Why are they worried?

Can you practise reading the poem with rhythm and expression?

The Twits


Thankfulness Class have chosen 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl as their class text this term. The children are thoroughly enjoying the story so far and look forward to listening to it being read to them each day.


Have a go at answering these questions about the text.


1. What is your favourite part of the story so far?

2. What sort of character is Mr Twit?

3. Can you predict how the story might end?

4. Can you write a character description of Mrs Twit?


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Thankfulness Class have voted and have chosen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as their class text. They are thoroughly enjoying it so far!



1. Read the description of where Charlie Bucket lives. Can you draw a picture of what you think his house may look like using evidence from the text?

2. Can you write a character description of Willy Wonka?

3. Can you design your very own sweet or chocolate bar. Think about what the packaging would look like and what would make it stand out.

4. Who is your favourite character in the story and why?