Our new class book is Parent Agency by David Baddiel
A brilliantly funny, gripping novel - The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child – and for the child in everyone.
Barry said, a third time, “I wish I had better parents!” And then suddenly the entire room started to shake…
Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it’s number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) ‘being boring’ and 3) ‘always being tired’.
But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don’t have children. That’s far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents.
For Barry Bennett, this world seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple…
Illustrated by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, Jim Field
Do you think Barry is going to find perfect parents?
How would you describe this book to someone thinking about whether they wanted to read it themselves?
Tell someone at home what has happened so far in the story?
What do you think might be going to happen next?
If you are enjoying this book why not try reading another David Baddiel yourself, there are lots to choose from.
Wonder by R J Palacio
We are lucky this term as we have 30 copies of a book called Wonder by R J Palacio so will be reading this in addition to Parent Agency. It is wonderful when we all have a copy as it gives lots of us opportunities to practice reading aloud with expression. We can also chat about the author's use of certain types of punctuation and the layout of the text as well as hunt for certain stylistic features such as similes, metaphors, hyperboles and alliteration. This book is a stark contrast to Parent Agency which is a humorous book. It will be good to read two different books this term and chat about which we like and why. I'm hoping you will like them both
We are ROCKING in KS2!!
We are signed up to and have our login details for Times Tables Rockstars which is a really fun way of practicing our times tables. The . If you click on the link below you will be able to get started. PLEASE NOTE you need to Choose Thornhill Primary School NOT Thornhill Primary School Thornhill or you will not be able to get started. Part of homework every week is to go on Rockstars, have fun and get faster at your times tables. Mrs Murray can see who has been playing so watch out!
Strive for 5 - read 5 times a week and get AN ADULT to listen to you and sign your planner
I believe our class can easily win the weekly Strive for 5 certificate! Come on we can do it!
Times table practice - show me that you have practiced in your book on at least 4 different nights of the week and then you will be ready to show off your skills in class when we do our 3 minute Rockstar test everyday.
USE TIMES ROCKSTARS, - the children who use it are definitely improving loads. I have genuinely heard children say, "I know my 9's because of Rockstars" and "I am so much faster and it is all because of ROCKSTARS."
Spelling practice - show me that you have practiced your words in your book on at least 4 different nights of the week and then you will be able to spell your words easily on the test on Friday. Remember I love to see your pictures which include your spelling words wrote over and over again inside of them.
Year 6 will have additional homework each week. You must do it not only to improve your skills but in order to get into a good routine for secondary school where no homework means detention!
Remember you will be rewarded for completing your homework AND striving for 5