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This week, the children have been developing their reading techniques and have worked on strategies such as questioning, visualisation and prediction skills.

We started the week by reading our class novel ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our Bath’ by Jeremy Strong. We began by looking closely at the front cover of the book and discussed what clues we could see and what else we wanted to know about the story. The children used the question hand strategy, which encourages them to use each one of their fingers and the palm of their hand to form questions. The fingers and thumb represent the 5Ws (who, what, when, where and why) and the palm represents how. The children were fantastic at discussing and sharing their ideas with their friends and came up with some amazing questions.

After reading chapter 1, the children were asked to make predictions about what they thought would happen next – they thoroughly enjoyed this activity and we all had lots of fun listening to each other’s whacky and wonderful suggestions! We can’t wait to read chapter 2 next week!

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