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Read, Read, Read

Keep Reading – you are all good readers and it is vital that you keep this up by reading for at least 10-15 minutes each day to an adult to keep your fluency up. Practise sounding out new / unknown words and looking up the meaning of any new words. Ask your parents to ask you questions from the Reading Diary and complete some of the Reading Bingo Challenges at the front of the Diary.

Choose a new author to try

Find a new author to read – have a look at the suggestions from Pie Corbett’s Reading Spine on the following website https://images.scholastic.co.uk/assets/a/9f/bc/pie-corbett-with--page-no-1393983.pdf

Which of these amazing ‘must reads’ have you read?

The Open Library Free Book Loan Library

Find and borrow a  free on-line book at the Open Library  : https//openlibrary.org

They have books which you can ‘borrow’ on-line for 2 weeks and read on a host of different devices. There are so many free books to choose from. How about a good Famous Five adventure or a Dick King Smith animal story or even a Roald Dahl story such as Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator or the Twits. The Ice Palace is a great short novel written by Robert Swindell if you like an adventure story. You could try reading a classic such as Skellig or The Secret Garden or even Alice in Wonderland. If you like Michael Morpurgo try searching for one of his 120 books. He has written that many!

Book Trust Website with Quizzes, stories and Fun Drawing Videos

Look up the BookTrust.org where you will find a great selection of resources. See the Book Trust ‘Home Time’ section where you can enjoy story time with free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in their book themed quizzes or even learn to draw some of your favourite characters. Rob Biddulph will teach you how to draw a Greosaurus!!! There are lots of character drawing links too.

You may want to meet a Naught Wolverine or hear Cressida Cowell reading the next chapter of ‘How to Train a Dragon’. If you want help choosing a book head to the Book Finder section and find the Perfect book for you or read the Books of the Month.

Chocolate Poetry Fun

As it’s Easter you may like to head to ‘You Tube’ and Watch Michael Rosen perform his favourite ever Chocolate Cake Poem. Can you write and perform your own chocolate poem?  Or if you prefer chicken you may like to find on ‘You Tube’ Joshua Seigal’s ‘Addicted to Chicken' poem. Remember to have fun, stay safe and get your parents to do all the actions to the poems!!!!!!