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What is the key message?

Stage 2 RFF groups are working on discovering the key message from a text.

What is the message from this story?

WALT: infer hidden messages (Connecting, Predicting, Monitoring)

TIB: Good Readers can use a range of strategies to help them to understand all possible meanings of events in a text.

  • Read the text with a partner: The lion and the Mouse

lion and mouse

  • Identify at least 3 important parts to the text and explain how you know
  1.  specific vocabulary
  2. stage directions
  3. tone of voice/attitude

34EH Reading Group Task


This week your Reading Group task is to retell a traditional story.

WALT: summarise

TIB: Good readers can summarise the main events in a story in a few sentences to explain to others.


  • Watch video from Dreaming Stories
  • Retell main events to a partner
  • Use popplet to summarise the story – Beginning, middle, end
  • Take a screen shot

Week 6 Stage 2 RFF group task

We continue to learn about comprehension skills every time we read.

Today we will be looking at: PREDICTING & SUMMARISING

text rff

What do you predict this text will be about?

Read the text

Summarise the main events in the text using no more than 3 sentences to describe what happens.


  • write one predicting sentence about the text 
  • justify your opinion

I think that …………will happen in the text. I think this because……..

I predict that this text will……..because……..

  • write a short summary of the text
  • include no more than 3 sentences.
  • read your summary to a partner

iPad tasks: Inference Ace / Inference Clues

Stage 2 RFF group Tuesday Task

Black Terror

Looking at this cover what do you predict the text will be about?

WALT: infer and summarise

TIB: Good readers use many strategies automatically to help them to comprehend texts.


  • Listen to the story and read along.
  • Answer some questions about the story
  • Write a short summary. No more than 3 sentences.
  • Read your summary to a partner

34K write appropriate comments

Inappropriate or appropriate (Click!)


WALT: identify appropriate and inappropriate comments

TIB: To be global citizens we need to be able to write appropriate comments to others using online forums e.g. blogs. We need to identify when a comment may be inappropriate and follow internet safety rules to report anything we are unsure of.


  • Open the powerpoint and enable editing
  • Read the blurb and decide if it is inappropriate or appropriate (thumbs up or down)
  • Record your answers on a sticky note on the desktop
  • Read the blogging guidelines
  • Write an appropriate comment to at least one blog post.

S2 RFF groups

What do we want to learn?

What do we enjoy learning

How do we learn best?

RFF How do you learn.

What do we need to achieve today?

WALT:  justify our own opinions to a text (predicting, questioning and connecting)

TIB: Good readers can give reasons for predictions and connections based on evidence from texts or real life situations.


  • read a persuasive text title
  • give your own opinion with at least one reason
  • read the whole text
  • say what you think about the topic after reading
  • justify your opinion using several facts from the text or real life.


34R Evaluations and Feedback

Mrs B

34R have been creating some amazing Toy Flyers. Let’s have a look at their work:

Design Brief:  You  have to design a flyer to advertise a chosen toy. It needs to suit a particular audience and have a clear purpose.

WALT: Evaluate the work of others

TIB: Giving and receiving feedback about the work we do is a vital step in making sure we grow as we learn.



  • Look at 5 different work samples.
  • Use questions to give appropriate feedback
  • Say at least 3 positive things about someone else’s work

Evaluative Questions:

Look at the work samples and answer these questions:

  1. Did it advertise a product?
  2. What do you like about it?
  3. What made things difficult for you during the design process?
  4. Are you happy with your final information solution? Why?
  5. How you could make your flyer better?

EXIT SLIP – Please complete before the end of the lesson.




digital sandpit 1

If you are reading this then WE KNOW you are here for the right reasons!!

You are ready to start thinking about designing your own websites!

It is time to have some fun and experience:

Digital Sandpit Time

This is time for you to explore and create without the teacher telling you exactly what to do. You will need to explore and be creative. There are endless possibilities. How many things can you discover about this website? How many things will you be able to share with someone else at the end of the lesson?

Clues: click and drag…..see what happens….

WALT: We are learning to explore a new web tool

TIB: This is because it is important to spend time understanding how things work before we try to use it


  • sign up to Weebly
  • explore the website
  • find at least 4 things you will use on your website
  • share something you have learned with a partner


Maths Mania

Have you had a chance to use Maths Mania yet?

Maths Mania

This is our new website subscription for all students K-6.

Follow this link to the website, login and check out the tasks your teacher has set for you.

Please leave a comment here to share your thoughts about this website.

What do you like about it?

How do the activities help you to learn?

What would you change?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.




5T Write text reviews


WALT: question and reflect on a specific text

TIB: good readers think critically about what they read and recommend texts to others


  • Watch video (wear headphones)
  • Answer all the questions in literacy books using full sentences
  • Read your answers to a group member
  • Listen to someone else’s review

Review questions

Where is the story set?

How can you tell the story is set here?

What is the best part of the story?

What do or don’t you like about the story?

How have you changed since reading the story?

What does the story make you want to do?

2K and 2N connecting across the globe

Next term 2K and 2N will be connecting with students from a school in England.


Let’s find out a bit about our buddy school :

Where is our buddy school?


How could we introduce ourselves to our buddy class?

What should we tell them about ourselves? our school?

What questions do we want to ask them?


34R are independent learners


Today you will be working independently.

Everything you need to know will be somewhere on the blog. You will have to be a good detective to locate the tasks. You must make sure that you follow the instructions carefully.

Be warned! You need to complete the following task first!

WALT:  navigate websites to locate specific information

TIB: this is a life skill for using the internet.


  1. Go to at least 2 different websites.

2. Locate internet safety rules on websites.

3. Record  4 sticky notes of good rules that could be used in our blogging guidelines.

If you think you are finished try one of the games from our cybersafety page.

Bebras Challenge

Want a new challenge?

Capture Capture1

Do you enjoy solving puzzles and working collaboratively to find solutions? Do you read instructions carefully?

Why not try out this website for some computational thinking.

For the free challenges you will need to click the Bebras365 tab and scroll down to the relevant year group. You might even want to challenge yourself.

Please leave a comment to let me know what you think and what you recommend for others.

Reciprocal Reading in 5T

WALT: Understand and explain the importance of reciprocal reading groups and share it with a wider audience via blogs.

TIB: Reciprocal reading helps us learn to guide group discussions using four comprehension strategies (summarising, questioning, clarifying, and predicting). This encourages us to think about our own thought process during reading and helps us to be actively involved and monitor our comprehension skills as we read.


  • Why is reciprocal reading important?
  • Are the interconnectors useful in helping to understand the text deeper? Why/ why not?
  • Summarise the comprehension strategies we use when reading.




In pairs, choose a webtool to SHOW your understanding of reciprocal reading and its importance. (popplet, prezi, padlet, bubblus, voki, microsoft word, google slide). Record at least 8 things about reciprocal reading.

You may use titles, images, sub- headings etc to demonstrate your understanding.

Save your presentation and add 1 thing about reciprocal reading to the shared Padlet



SRC merit certificate competition


Competition Poster

Thanks to Mrs Belomesoff and the SRC, students in years 3-6 have had the opportunity to design a new merit certificate to replace the old one: 

Old Merit Award

Take a look at some of the creative designs Guildford students have come up with. It was a difficult decision indeed!

Congratulations to our  2016 winner: Anna in 6AK!

Winning Entry 2016
Winning Entry 2016


We will all look forward to receiving one of these fabulous awards at the fortnightly assemblies.