Class 3 and 4 have been working very hard with our reading this half term. We have enjoyed reading stories that have linked to our topic of ‘Great Explorers’. We particularly enjoyed ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘Whatever Next’. In our continuous provision, we have been acting out the story of ‘Whatever Next’. We used a big cardboard box for the rocket (just as Bear did), bowls for helmets and welly boots as rocket blasters – it has been lots of fun and it’s really helped us with sequencing the story!
One child loved the story of Whatever Next so much that he chose the book as his prize for achieving his Bronze Band! We are so pleased that he loves the book as much as we do.
We have given our reading corners a makeover to display our love of Rainbow Reading. The children are all enjoying using the reading corners to read together during our continuous provision time. We have been making good progress with our Rainbow Reading. Rainbow Reading books are chosen by the children – please enjoy them together at home.
We have been working hard on our phonics everyday this year. Please look out for our signs outside the classrooms which tell you the sounds we are working on throughout the week. To support us in class it would be great if you could practise reading and writing words with these sounds in at home.
Year 1 Team