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Word Gap

Word Gap – this is our guided reading format in Selby class.

ELG – Communication and Language: Speaking, Listening and Understanding.

We pick a story to focus on that generally will link to our class topic. I then choose 5 or 6 words to focus on while reading the story. We discuss the meaning of the words we act them out if possible or use our voices to replicate them.

This week our book is Mad About Minibeasts by Giles Andreae. If you haven’t got this book don’t worry hear is a clip of it being read on YouTube.

The words to focus on this week are:

  • Scuttle
  • Dew
  • Rotten
  • Cling
  • Cocoon
  • Shimmering

Where possible throughout the week we try to embed the language or notice it in other stories.

Today we would read through the story and discuss what is happening and how it will link to our topic of Animals and our focus of Minibeasts for this week. I would ask the children their favourite part, Minibeast or page.

Please don't forget to put pictures of what your child is doing onto tapestry and any work into their green books.

Mad About Minibeasts

A rhyming book about various creatures that you might find in your garden by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz