Reading in Ocelots


During class reading sessions, we will be focussing on one specific reading skill each week in order to improve our understanding of different texts. These skills are:

  • Predicting
  • Inferring
  • Asking questions
  • Clarifying
  • Making connections 
  • Summarising

Each week we will be using a different stimulus for our reading. This may be an extract from a novel, a piece of poetry, song lyrics, a picture, a non-fiction text or a short video clip. When we use an extract from a novel, some children may wish to read the rest of the book, so titles will be listed here for reference. You can also use this list as an example of age-appropriate texts and authors for future reading choices.


30 September 2019 - Manju's Magic Wishes by Chitra Soundar

7th October 2019 - Wendel's Workshop by Chris Riddell

28th October / 4th November - Little Red Reading Hood by Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle

December - The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore

13th January - Pumpkin Power by Patricia Cleveland-Peck

20th January - Willy The Wimp by Anthony Browne

27th January - a news report about the Six Nations Championship

24th February - Letters to Anyone by Toon Tellegen