Please read regularly with your child, to your child or let you child read independently. Any reading could be recorded in your child’s reading record. Try to encourage reading from a range of genres.
Children could do some work on their reading if wanted - they could summarise what they have read after a chapter, predict what happens next or analyse the language.
There are also many authors who are currently reading their books or sections of their books every day. There is a list on https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/
Additionally, Audible is offering hundreds of titles for children, completely free. Visit
Finally, Mrs Whitewood has created a digital reading list for each year group. On the website, there are also extracts of book. Go to:
We would encourage all parents to look at the spelling lists given out so far this year. We will also put up new spelling lists every week onto the school website so that your child is up-to-date. Please continue to do activities with these and test your child. The list for 23rd March is already on the website.
Punctuation and Grammar
In SPaG lessons, we have been looking at the following:
ambiguity, commas used for cohesion, different sentence types (compound and complex), relative pronouns and relative clauses, modal verbs, embedded clauses and parenthesis.
It would be useful to look at any of this again with your child. Any of these can be typed into Google and resources will appear from many different, often free websites.
Our most recent topic in English has been to write a biography on Alfred the Great. We will upload the flipchart for how we set it out and the key features. This could be the first piece of work they do.
Alternatively, the children can choose a person of their choice to write a biography on. They should consider sentence starters, ambitious vocabulary, using a range of high level conjunctions, high level punctuation and quotes from the chosen person.