Happy New Year everyone and welcome back.
We’ve had a super first week so far in 3,4B and we can’t wait for the rest of the year.
Our new class novel is ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter‘. We’ll be reading this every day in class and enjoying hearing about Lila’s awesome adventure as she attempts to find the final secret in her quest to become a real firework maker.
Help at home by…
- asking your child what’s happened in the novel recently
- asking your child what they are enjoying about the book (note that this is a subtly different question to ‘Are you enjoying the book?’ where ‘No’ would be a perfectly suitable, but not that useful, answer).
- asking you child to summarise what’s happened in the book so far
Enjoying a class novel is one aspect of our reading diet in school. We know how important reading is for academic and life success so we place a huge emphasis on it. That’s why we expect you to be reading regularly at home with your child: it’s crucial!
If you’re having problems getting your child to read at home, please let us know and we’ll do our best to help.
Here’s to a great (reading-full) 2023!