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This week we move onto our poetry reading unit!  This will give us an opportunity to enjoy poems together.  Don't forget to spend some time enjoying your new poetry book that Santa left you at Christmas!

Poem of the week ...


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Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl - Chapters 5 and 6

Listen and enjoy the next two chapters of our whole class reading text then talk about the answers to the questions. If you wish write down the answers in your books!


1: Why did Bean struggle to hear anything the farmers said?

2: Describe Bean using four adjectives.

3: How did the foxes know the tractors were getting closer?


If Mr Fox and Mr Bean were to run a race, who do you think would win? Why?


Chinese New Year is next week ...

The Chinese New Year of 2021 falls on February 12th (Friday), and the festival will last to February 26th, about 15 days in total. 2021 is a Year of the Ox according to Chinese zodiac. As an official public holiday, Chinese people can get seven days' absence from work, from February 11th to 17th.

Chinese New Year Poem to read and discuss

Choose one of the sheets to complete for the week or complete each daily task.

Discuss: Which is your favourite part of the poem and why?  

My favourite part of the poem was the part when they saw coloured fireworks because I love the idea of seeing the different colours popping across the sky!



 Read the poem together again.  Today we are going to look for interesting words in the poem.  Make a list of words that you think are interesting.  The words I like best are:

  • lanterns
  • drumbeat
  • beautiful lion
  • winding body
  • fluttering


Which word is your favourite?  Why?  Can you use this word in a sentence?


Here's mine:  I saw a beautiful pink butterfly fluttering near the green bushes.


Today's task is to read the poem together again.  Do you like the poem?  Explain why.  Then your challenge today is to see if you can find the rhyming words in the poem.  I'll give you a will find them at the end of the line.  Here's a pair of rhyming words I found:   


fish and dish

Year and near



Today is a day for performance poetry.  Here is a poem that I would like you to try and learn and perform for your family!  You could even video it and send you video into school.....we would live to see it!