Class novel : The Bog Baby

Wednesday 17 January 2024

As our class novel, and focus book for reading and writing learning, we have been reading The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis.

It is a lovely story and has enabled us to infer the characters’ feelings from the pictures and text. We have also talked about wild animals and nature.

We have used extracts to work on our reading fluency, identify conjunctions and use our phonics to spell words. The children have also written some sentences using conjunctions too.

Help at home by talking about The Bog Baby story. What would you do if you found a beautiful little creature? There is a video version here, read by the author. (This is a YouTube link. Top tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog along the play bar and turn off autoplay – this avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip after clip.)