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BUG CLUB ACTIVELEARN PRIMARY by clicking on the link below:


Read your available BUG CLUB BOOK and answer the comprehension questions.


Remember to use your reading skills:


  • Fred Talk unfamiliar words. E.g- f-r-o-g
  • Slide the syllables together. E.g fr og becomes frog.
  • Chunk new words before putting them together to read. E.g book-let becomes booklet
  • Refer to the illustrations (pictures) for clues
  • Use the Read to me function to listen to the pronunciation of difficult words.
  • Re-read words and sentences you’re unsure of to grasp the meaning.
  • Most of all, write down new vocabulary and search for their meaning in dictionaries.
  • Make sure you answer all the comprehension questions (quiz questions). This will help you to interpret the meaning of what you have read and also to practise your decoding skills.  



Whole class reading-reading and discussing text, speaking and listening.


Text of the week: Lima's Red Hot Chilli by David Mills and Derek Brazell


Lima's Red Hot Chilli

Lima is really hungry. In the kitchen, there's plenty of food to choose from: a hairy coconut, some shiny samosas and a plateful of sticky sweets...but nothing...

Learning Objective: To retell a story.


Success Criteria:

I can talk about events in the story.

I can order events in the story.

I can use time connectives when sequencing events.


Vocabulary :

First, next, then, after, finally, beginning, middle, end, time connectives, sequence,    


Key questions: what happened at the beginning/middle/end of the story? What was the problem? How was the problem resolved?



Re-read/listen to the story. Sequence events in the story from beginning to end.

Use Time Connectives as you retell the story and sequence events.  


Example: At the beginning Lima was hungry so she went to the kitchen to eat some food. First, she found a hairy brown coconut, but....




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