Shared reading

Learning Intention: To read and enjoy reading traditional stories with a learning partner.


We have enjoyed listening to many favourite traditional tales. Now we are enjoying reading them ourselves. It is fun to read together and talk about the story with a partner.

Meat Eater or Plant Eater?

Meat eater are called carnivores. How do we know if a dinosaur ate meat? 
The clues: 
  • walked on two legs
  • have strong leg muscles
  • lots of sharp pointed teeth
Plant eaters are called herbivores. How do we know if a dinosaur ate plants?
The Clues:
  • walked on four legs
  • rounded flat teeth
  • protective armour
Working with partners, we looked at the dinosaur models in the classroom and separated them into Meat Eaters and Plant Eaters. We checked the topic posters and books to see if we were correct.
We learned that some dinosaurs eat both meat and plants. They are called omnivores.

Literacy Theme: Traditional Tales

We are learning to…..   
retell a traditional tale 
retell a traditional tale by sorting jumbled sentences
 compare traditional tales 
use puppets and props to retell a story 
describe the characters in a traditional story 
write a character profile
explore a different version of a story 
write my own version of a traditional story. 
listen to other’s stories and give feedback on what they did well and how they could improve.  

I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff and I’ll Blow Your House Down!

 P2T have enjoyed activities based on the traditional tale, ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We made pink pigs and our houses of straw. Will the wolf come? What will he do? How could the little pig protect his house? Will the house be blown down? Will someone help the pig?Everybody had their own story of what happened next!  

“I will build a house of straw”, said the first pig. on PhotoPeach

Cursive Handwriting

 I am learning to…..

  • hold my pencil with 3 fingers
  • write my ‘tall guys, small guys and fall guys’ the correct size
  • use the correct letter formation
  • have all my letters and words sitting on the line
  • put finger spaces between my letters and words
  • present my handwriting neatly
  • finish my handwriting on time
The children have had opportunities to practice their joins on whiteboards before trying to write on smaller lines. Although a little tricky, the class have managed to learn several new joins this month.