Year 5 are working hard to develop critical reading skills. This week, we had a second ‘Book Gossip’ session. The main discussion point was favourite and least favourite book characters. Amongst other things, we talked as a class about how grandpas in books often present two different personalities in stories- a sensible side for their children and a mischievous side for their grandchildren. We also started to discuss the concept of animals in stories taking on human characteristics and how successful this has been. This is going to be our focus next week.
Here a few photos: