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Imagine, Believe, Succeed




Today, you will be reading Chapter 16 of our book Fantastic Mr Fox. 


The text is attached below along with the Reciprocal Reading PowerPoint that you can follow as you read the pages. 


Here is the order we usually follow in class for Reciprocal Reading:

  • Predict (sensible guess)
  • Read the pages
  • Clarify the meaning of words you didn’t know 
  • Answer the questions
  • Summarise



This week, we are going to be retelling the story of Fantastic Mr Fox, as we will finish reading the book this week. We are going to break down the writing into parts:

  • The opening
  • The build up
  • The main event
  • The ending


Remember, when we retell a story we are summarising the main events and not focussing on lots of the smaller details. We must also write throughout in past tense, as this is a retell, the events have already taken place.


Today we will be writing the opening of the story. This is where we meet the main characters (The Fox Family and the Farmers)  and we find out a little about them to help paint a picture in the readers’ head. 


In your opening today, you must:

  • Introduce the Fox Family and explain what sort of people they are.
  • Introduce the farmers, what they keep on their farm and what sort of people they are.
  • Explain to the reader that Mr Fox and the farmers do not get on as he steals their livestock.
  • Include the farmers finding his hole and shooting his tail.


To make this exciting for the reader, you could:

  • Include exciting, descriptive vocabulary.
  • Include some speech between characters, punctuated correctly.
  • Use fronted adverbials at the start of sentences that show where, when and how. E.g. 

In the deep, damp hole, …

One gloomy evening, …

Sneakily, …

  • The characters’ thoughts and feelings (make them exciting, not ‘happy’ or ‘sad’)


Enjoy writing and be sure to send me your opening to our class email, I am looking forward to reading them.






Today, you are going to be learning all about horizontal and vertical lines.


Here is the link to a video that will teach you everything you need to know for this lesson, just as I would teach you in class: 

Sum4.10.2 - Horizontal and vertical on Vimeo


After you have watched the video, have a go at answering the questions on the attached worksheets. 


Afterwards, you can mark your answers and ask a grown up to go through any mistakes you made that you don’t know how to correct.




This week, your music lesson is going to be accessed via Oak Academy. You will be learning about rhythm. We would usually used instruments to tap the rhythm but at home you could use your hands to clap the beat. 


Click the below link to access the lesson: