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03/07/19

Fab job Year 4 for taking part in the Bikeability level 1 - we are all proud of you!

24/05/19

Well done to all the children in Primary for their great efforts in the walk to school week

17/05/19

Our students are enjoying the sunshine in Alicante https://t.co/tAKKjl4DlQ

17/05/19

Our students are really getting stuck in on their trip to Alicante https://t.co/FmFOIhZ0Bn

14/05/19

Our trip to the Science Museum was so much fun - very proud of our student's behaviour https://t.co/px0JAtoERH

14/05/19

Our Year 8 students had a wonderful time visiting Alexandra Palace https://t.co/MpEHGvI23D

07/05/19

Congratulations to Columbinus Louisy - Chartwell's unit manager and team - who achieved the top rating 5 for food hygiene at Harris Academy Tottenham. Well done!

03/05/19

The opening of our sports hall was a great occasion https://t.co/1RcOe92p8t

03/05/19

Very proud of our students at the opening of our new sports hall https://t.co/O9ZM0deX9k

03/05/19

Impressed by the talent performing at the opening of our new sports hall https://t.co/A7uy6kHCg0

03/05/19

A lovely picture of our principal, Ms Kattenhorn, with Stormzy as he opened our fabulous new sports hall yesterday https://t.co/mnP3uIfANq

03/05/19

A message from Stormzy who opened our fabulous new sports hall yesterday https://t.co/UDEH2hpmh8

26/04/19

Looking forward to our workshop for students interested in a career in medicine

25/04/19

Looking forward to DofE and planning our next steps at the meeting on Friday

05/04/19

My tutor group are keen to start using our new sports facilities https://t.co/maTSju2wnp

05/04/19

Excited to take my house to see the new sports hall https://t.co/GkoFI7YgF1

04/04/19

Looking forward to our celebration assemblies tomorrow

04/04/19

A huge well done to Year 3 and 4 for such a great music performance today. We were all very impressed!

04/04/19

Well done to all our Year 3 and 4 children who made excellent egg scenes for our Easter Exhibition. They were all amazing!

04/04/19

A huge well done to our Reception, Year 1 and 2 children for making wonderful Easter bonnets and putting on an amazing Easter Bonnet Parade!

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Questions to ask when Reading

Dear Parents,

One way you can help your child meet their reading targets is by reading with them every day. You can help by listening to your child read, and then ask some of these questions. Choose the questions that fit best the type of book you’re reading.

  1. What is the title?
  2. Can you think of a different title this book could have?
  3. Why do you think the author chose this title?
  4. What is the setting (where and when the story happens)?
  5.  What adjectives can you use to describe the setting?
  6. Does it remind you of any places you’ve been to?
  7. Why do you think the author chose this setting?
  8. Who are the characters in the story?
  9. Which words can you use to describe the main character/s?
  10. What sort of person is the character? How do you know?
  11. Do you agree with the choices the character makes in the story? Why or why not? What would you have done?
  12. What is the story about?
  13. Describe in your own words what has happened so far in the story?
  14. Can you retell part of the story (a chapter) from the point of view of another character?
  15. Can you predict what the book will be about from the title or the cover illustration?
  16. What do you think will happen next?
  17. Can you find the index?
  18. What does the index help you to do?
  19. Find three facts about…
  20. How does (character) feel when (something happens)? What words tell you that (character) is feeling that way?
  21. Why do you think (character) did that?
  22. What choice would you have made?
  23. What do you think the author meant when he said…?
  24. How do you know (characters) are friends/ enemies?
  25. Does this book have a glossary?
  26. What does the glossary help you to do?
  27. Why do you think the author chose to use this illustration?
  28. How do the arrows, captions, labels in the diagram help you to understand better?
  29. Is this story fiction or non-fiction? How do you know?
  30. Why did the author choose to use a question on this page?
  31. Can you find any speech marks?
  32. Can you find any punctuation other than commas and full stops?
  33. Why do you think the author chose the word…?
  34. Can you find any feeling words?
  35. Can you find any adverbs?
  36. Can you fine any time connectives?
  37. Find the first word in the paragraph: why do you think the author opened the paragraph with that word?
  38. Who is your favorite character? Why?
  39. Did you enjoy the story? Why?
  40. How does that sentence/ paragraph make you feel?
  41. Why did the author use similes?
  42. Can you think of a different way to end the story? Which way is better? Why?
  43. Does the story have a message or teach a lesson?
  44. What other stories texts does this book remind you of?
  45. Have you read anything else by this author?
  46. What do you know about the author?
  47. If you could ask the author 3 questions about the book, what would you ask?
  48. If you could be any of the characters, who would you be?
  49. Would you recommend this book to your friends?
  50. If you had designed the cover for the book, what would you have put on it?

Happy Reading!  And remember…

Model reading behavior, Set a routine, Celebrate all reading!