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Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors.
Planting dreams. Nurturing hearts. Growing minds.
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Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors.
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Year 4 have worked with a range of different texts this term both in their English lessons and as class stories. The stories and poetry we have enjoyed are included below - it might be that children would like to read other work by the same authors or re-read some of the stories again at home. 



Most recently, Miss Wood has been reading 'The Secret Lake' by Karen Inglis to the children. This was one of the books kindly given to Lime by WOWSA at Christmas! They have been enjoying listening to the children's adventure.

Miss Wood read a selection of short 'silly stories' to the class. One of these stories was an extract from the story '5 children and it' by E. Nesbitt. The class had a lovely discussion about the book, as well as other stories by the same author.

We worked with the lovely story 'The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane' in our Writing and Reading lessons. The children were fascinated by the journey of the main character Edward, explored some ambitious vocabulary and had lots of lovely ideas and comments to share.

During the home learning period, Mr Bates read the story 'The Light Jar' by Lisa Thompson to Year 4. The children really enjoyed this book and a lot of them recommended other books by the same author.

The classic story 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes inspired some fantastic narrative work by Year 4 in lockdown. The children created some very interesting characters for their stories that would make interesting rivals for the Iron Man!

It’s great to see that Lime have been enjoying their reading at home, as well as activities inspired by the worlds they have read about! 

Flo recommended a book she’d been reading on Bug Club to the class.

Lucia has been drawing Harry Potter characters for no-screen afternoon!

Year 4 have been doing lots of reading at home! Some of them have been reading in some interesting places... Keep up the love of reading, year 4! 

Cam has been reading in the cupboard under the stairs much like Harry Potter himself might do!

Will has been borrowing some of his dad’s reading material... well as some original Asterix comics!

Perhaps Flo’s going for her own record of reading upside down...

...but she might have a challenge from Silas!

Emelia and her companions have been enjoying some reading at home.

Roman enjoying some reading in the bath!

This week is the 'Reading is Magic' festival! On Monday, we attended a virtual assembly led by author and children's laureate, Cressida Cowell. She spoke about her writing process and her books from the 'How to train your dragon' and 'Wizards of once' series. She then gave tips for budding authors in the classroom! The children then followed her advice, creating maps of fantasy lands to inspire stories of their own!

Survivor: Escape from Pompeii


"This term, we have been reading the story 'Survivor: Escape from Pompeii' as our class novel. The children have really enjoyed this exciting story and it has given them lots of great vocabulary to use in their writing. 


At the end of the book, there was an extract from another book in the 'Survivor' series, 'Survivor: Titanic'. A lot of the children were quite excited about this book and keen to read it, so here's a picture of it in case anyone would like to add it to Christmas lists!"

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