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Reading KS2

Holiday Reading!

Read Read Read this Christmas!

  • Enjoy your school home reading book in a den! Build a den or with blankets or sheets. Choose some of your favourite books to take into the den to read. Don’t forget the torch – it’s exciting to read a book by torch light!


  • Read to other members of your family! Share reading skills with family members- it’s a good chance to show off your amazing poem from last week!


  • Enjoy reading and sharing Christmas cards with your loved ones!


  • Cooking! Find a recipe and read the list of ingredients with your family. Visit the shops and read the food labels, and then read the instructions as you make your recipe.


  • Make a Holiday scrapbook! Collect items of interest and stick them all in a scrapbook or write a simple holiday diary. As you stick these items in, you will have created a book full of memories that you can read again and again.


           Week Beginning 7.12.20


Your task is to learn and perform the Christmas poem that was posted last week!

Get some performances tips from the wonderful Michael Rosen by watching the clip below.

Once you have rehearsed, share the poem with your loved ones.

Week Beginning 1.12.20

Read and enjoy the poem below!!

Are there any tricky words? Use strategies to try and define them. E.G- read around the word to put it in context.


'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds;

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,

Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,

When what to my wondering eyes did appear,

But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,

With a little old driver so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;

So up to the housetop the coursers they flew

With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too!


Week Beginning 23.11.20

The following extract is from the Bear Grylls Survival Guide

Underline any words that are unfamiliar in the text. Try to define them without using a dictionary!

You could:

  • read around the word to try put it in context then make a sensible guess
  • can you use the root word to help you?
  • do you have any experience or background knowledge that could help you?
               Week beginning 16.11.20

What type of text is this? 

What features does it include?

Have you read one of these before?

What do you like and dislike about these types of text?

What do you predict these articles are about?

Week Beginning 9.11.20



Look at the image and use your inference skills to answer the following questions.

Who is in the picture?

Is in hot or cold in the mountains?

How do the campers feel?

Why have they chosen to camp in this location?