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Reading is extremely important and incredibly beneficial for children as it stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop their language, improves their spelling and prepares them to understand the written word. 


We expect your child to read for a minimum of 20 minutes a day.

Please discuss with your child what they have read to see whether they have gained understanding of the text [see link and image below for tips.]


Remember that Bugclub is available for colour banded books and can be updated when necessary.



Children need to complete one comprehension per week

(there are 5 weeks in Summer 1 so therefore 5 comprehensions). 


Remember to read the text slowly and carefully and answer the questions in FULL sentences. Your parents/carers should be able to read the answer and know which question you answered

For example: Q- Why do horses neigh?

A- Horses neigh generally because they want to attract attention of other horses and people. 

Support for questioning children while reading

Class Text : Guided Reading

The Mousehole Cat read by Miss McLoughlin

This half term our class text is The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber. If you have the book at home, great! If not don't worry there is a PDF version for you to read included below. 


The guided reading questions are provided below under week 1 - 20.04.2020:

Activities may be organised into 3 levels:

Blue is for the free readers

Green is for those who read lime or white reading band books

Red is for those who read any other colour reading band

You are only required to complete 1 level per lesson.


Each days work is dated and the answers to the questions must be written into the purple text books provided by the school. Children should attempt to write their answers into full sentences where possible.


There is a dictionary work activity to be completed which is available below. Please find the meanings of the words at the top of the daily guided reading sessions.

The Mousehole Cat PDF


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