Each half term we read two or three class books planned through our Literary Curriculum program. Take a look at some of the books we've been studying...
Bears (January ‘24)
Windermere have almost come to the end of their ‘bears’ unit where we’ve read three books based on bears; Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Bear Under the Stairs and The Bear and the Piano.
Within this unit we’ve written ‘alternative point of view narratives’, rhyming sentences and learned about the four sentence types, homophones and contraction words. We also linked our D&T unit of ‘making baby bear’s chair’ to our learning and wrote instructions on how to make it.
Wolves by Emily Gravett (September ‘23)
Windermere are thoroughly enjoying their first class book of the new academic year - Wolves written by Emily Gravett. We’ve learnt the difference between ‘fact’ and ‘fiction’, for example; ‘wolves live in packs’ is a factual sentence and ‘wolves blow down houses’ is a fictional sentence.
We’ve also been thinking of adjectives for wolves such as; fierce, grey and ‘sharp claws’ and using spider diagrams to present our research on wolves.
The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
Beegu by Alexis Deacon
We have loved reading the story of Beegu, to kick off our new year! From this, we’ve learnt about the importance of inclusion and how to be a kind friend. We’ve wrote our opinions into speech bubbles, completed book reviews and even created our own ‘Beegu dictionary’ as Beegu only speaks in alien language!