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Fieldfares and reading skills

We were very excited to see a flock of fieldfares enjoying the school playing field on Friday.  According to the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), fieldfares will feed on playing fields at the end of winter.  They look a bit like thrushes and move like blackbirds.  They were busy pulling worms out of the ground and there were at least 30 of them.  We will keep a look out and see if they come back again.

In Woodpeckers we are practising our reading skills this term.  We began by summarising the first five chapters of Bear Grylls' story: The Desert Adventure.  Summarising is a key reading skill, along with vocabulary, inference, prediction, explaining and retrieving.  We are learning these skills this term, using the prompt VIPERS. 


When we have finished our Bear Grylls book, we will read 'The Legend of Spud Murphy' as a class.  This exciting tale about a library was written by Eoin Colfer.


We now have the password for our Oxford Owl class login and we can use this to read and listen to a wide range of books published by the Oxford University Press.  The link for the website is above.