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heart Within Literacy lessons, we focus all of our work around a text. This means that all of our reading and writing that we do, is based around the characters and the settings that we are learning about. Below is a little information about what we have been up to in Literacy! Please check the images below which link to the information here smiley


heart ‘King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table’ by Marcia Williams.

To start off Year 3, our Literacy work was based around King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The book by Marcia Williams is presented in a comic-style which the children loved. The children enjoyed reading the stories of the different knights and the quests which they undertook. The children had an opportunity to retell one of the stories, to write a character description about Sir Galahad and to research and write a non-chronological report about knights. They produced some excellent writing across the half term.

'Beowulf' by Rob Lloyd Jones

This half term (Autumn 2), we will be reading the story of 'Beowulf' which is based on the Anglo Saxon epic poem. The children have had an opportunity to listen to the original poem in Old English. We couldn't understand it at all! We were amazed at how different the language was.

The children are looking forward to the different activities which we are going to do based on this book.


heart Can you read 100 books before you leave St John's?

To start off Autumn 2, Key Stage 1 and 2 began our reading for pleasure challenge! Hundreds of brand new books have been bought for us to enjoy! We have our very own booklets where we tick off each exciting book we read and rate them out of 5 stars. Key stage 2 children have the extra challenge of having to review each book they enjoy. We started off this new reading for pleasure adventure by gathering together and having a funny story read to us by Miss Reynolds. We were surrounded by fairy lights, had a camp fire on the big screens and were able to chill out and relax whilst listening. Key stage 1 listened to 'You can't take an elephant on the bus' by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and Key stage 2 listened to 'The day I swapped my dad for two goldfish' by Neil Gaiman. In celebration assembly each week, each class will have a 'golden reader' chosen by the class teacher and their names will go into draw to win a reading prize at the end of each half term. We are all very excited!

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