The Year 8 students are reading a variety of different stories as part of their daily guided reading. One of the current class favourites is the Messy Magpie story.
The class members have answered questions based around the story. They are encouraged to write in short paragraphs. There’s also a focus on punctuation and spelling.
Some dictionary digging has also taken place around our stories. The pupils look up any words they are unsure about. They then try and find a suitable alternative.
Other guided reading activities involve some class numbers sorting a series of cards into alphabetical order. Another learner has been sorting pictures of animals and food into the correct piles.
All pupils in Year 8 are expected to work as independently as possible.