Reading/ Literacy

We start each day doing Reading CAFE. This programme is designed to help students become better, more confident, independent readers by focusing on a number of areas. CAFE is an acronym for these areas- Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expand vocabulary. Each day the students will either Read to Self, Read to Someone, or Listen to Reading and focus on one of the CAFE areas they need to in order to develop their reading skills. There are many posters up in the room about our Reading CAFE (photos of them are below this post), you are welcome to come in and have a look at them or ask me questions about it.


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Here are some links to eReaders (on-line stories). Each link has a selection of stories to choose from. When you select a book, most, read it to you so you can listen to the story while following along with the words. Click on the image you want to visit.


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On the Morris Gleitzman link you can pick one of the books from the selection and he reads the first chapter of it to you.



Term 4

During Term 4 we will be learning how to write an exposition (argument). We will also be revisiting the other genres of writing we have learnt this year.

Term 3

Throughout Term 3 we will be finishing our work with Narratives and move onto Procedure writing. We will also continue working on proof reading our work as well as learning how to use punctuation in our writing.

Term 2

This term the genres of writing we will be focusing on are Report Writing and Narratives. Year 1’s will continue learning how to correctly form a sentence remembering to include full stops and capital letters. Year 2’s will be learning how to use commas, question marks, as well as proof reading their work and focusing on highlighting/ changing any errors they think they may have. They will also be doing revision on sentence structure, including full stops and capital letters.

Week 5

So far we have learnt about adjectives and nouns. We discovered an adjective is a describing word and they help to make sentences more interesting, for example- “I saw a dog” is a boring sentence but if 2 adjectives are added (big, brown) it will make the sentence more interesting and help the reader create a better image in their head- “I saw a big, brown dog”. A noun is a name and proper nouns must start with a capital letter, your name is a proper noun.

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