This term we will be encouraging the children to develop as active readers who look more closely at text and question what they read. We want the children to ‘monitor’ their reading; rereading and checking when it ‘makes sense’, ‘sounds right’ and ‘looks right’. We will look closely at the comprehension skills of ‘identifying detail’, ‘finding the main idea’, ‘sequencing’ and ‘comparing and contrasting’.
This term we are focussing on poetry; reading with rhythm and rhyme. We talk about reading with fluency and expression and reading the punctuation - pausing at commas and stopping at full stops. We are developing our knowledge of rhyme, as we explore many different poems in class.
This term we will be exploring poetry and report writing. A focus of our poetry reading and writing will be to identify and generate ‘rhyme’.
In exploring poetry, we will be writing different styles of poems in class, including acrostic poems about themselves, where each line of the poem begins with a letter of the word.
Tries hard in Sport
Only has one brother
Mum is nice
We will also be looking at our Inquiry Unit "What Makes things Move?" and writing about our thinking.
We continue looking closely at letter blends, including ‘ck’ & ‘thr’. We will also be looking at the ‘long vowel’ sounds, eg. as in ‘cake’, ‘day’ & ‘rain’. The children will continue to build their bank of ‘common words’. We have noticed that the children who are learning their M100W words at home are now applying these words correctly in their daily writing in the classroom. Please support your child to learn to read and write these words, ticking them as they do so.