As you know the children in KS2 are being encouraged to write book reviews on Reading Cloud. Every month the class with the most reviews written and the child with the best review will receive an award. Check back here at the end of every month to find out who has won.
Class with most reviews
Book reviewer of the month
The series of unfortunate events The wide window (3rd)
About this book
Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire lived with their parents however one day their parents had died. Now the Baudelaire orphans were all alone, there was this evil man who wanted the Baudelaire fortune and he was called Count Olaf. The children were taken care of by a kindhearted person called Mr Poe. He knew everything about the Baudelaires. Once the children had to be taken care of by a lady called aunt Josephine…
The children were all smart:
Violet always made new inventions
Klaus always read books and knew the meaning to any word
Sunny had four sharp teeth, they are as sharp as a sword
Violet was the oldest
Klaus was in the middle
And Sunny was a baby, she talks in baby language but her siblings still understand what she's saying.
Why I like this book
I like this book because it is a book of suspense, if you read a bit you will always want to find out what happens next.
What my favourite part is
My favourite part is when the three children figure out a code that no one would have figured out. Klaus was the one who cracked half of it then his sisters helped. That’s how they knew that Josephine wasn’t dead and went to save her.
What I rate this book
I rate this book 10 out of 10.
Who I recommend this book to
I recommend this book to children aged over 9.
By Darsh Patel
Tudor’s Recommended Reading Lists
Stuck with ideas as to what books to read next?
Check out our list below for each year group for some amazing reads. Ask the school librarian, Mrs Lewis, if any of them are in the library or look it up on Reading Cloud.
Reading is not just being able to read the words on a page it is about understanding the text. Children learn how to understand the text through different reading skills.
We teach these skills to the children using the VIPERS approach.
V – Vocabulary
I – Inference
P – Prediction
E – Explain
R – Retrieve
S – Sequence/Summarise
Please see the sheets below for more information about the VIPERS and examples of questions you can ask your child for each skill.
Reading at home
Reading at home is a brilliant way to help your child progress both in their decoding and their understanding of what they read. Below are some guides and tips for how to get the best out of your reading sessions with your child.
Remember to sign their reading record every day and try to write a comment as well. Teachers love hearing how your child read at home.
Improving Tudor reading outcomes
Few quotes from the students regarding reading;
Extreme Reading Awards Ceremony
We are delighted to inform you that following a visit in December 2017 by external assessors, we have been awarded the Ealing Reading Quality Mark (ERQM) at Bronze Level. Pupils were presented with the plaque at a special ceremony on Tuesday 6th February 2018. The award was presented to Tudor pupils by the Mayor of Ealing at The Alec Reed Academy.
The reviewers were particularly impressed by the positive involvement of parents and pupils in our many workshops and activities across the school. This includes regular events such as Soft Start, Family Friday, Learning village etc. as well as Curriculum Meetings, Parent Language and Phonic workshops, Adult Education classes held on site etc.
Our pupils enjoy a variety of literary experiences including poetry performances, theatre visits, reading competitions, storytelling workshops, Reading Buddies, World Book day and more! The recent performance of Romeo and Juliet by the visiting theatre company and our current KS2 Reading Challenge competition all add to our pupils’ experiences. They were also very impressed with all the hard work that Mrs Lewis our school librarian does in our school library! Well done everyone!
Ealing Reading Campaign Schools Pledge 2016-2017
Tudor Primary school has accepted to sign the 'Ealing Reading Pledge' and undertake the ten actions to put reading at the heart of the school strategy, community engagement and the classroom. click on the link below to find out the ten actions.
Please find a list below of some of our favourite sites for you to read or listen to with your child.
https://www.tuck.com/best-bedtime-stories/ - A guide to find age appropriate books that are available to print and read online.