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Predicting what might happen next

Why is this important?
Children need to learn to predict in order to problem-solve and decide what,
in all probability, is going to happen next. This involves analysing and
synthesising information.

What to do
• Read a story together. This might be a fairy story, a book from the library,
school reading book or story in a child’s magazine.
• Read a few pages to introduce the characters.
• At key places, stop and before you turn the page, ask: ‘What do you think
might happen next?’
• The child may need more guidance and more direct questions (e.g. when
reading ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, you could ask ‘Whose house
do you think she will find?’ After she’s eaten the porridge, ask ‘What’s
Goldilocks going to do now?’ and when the bears come home, ask ‘What do
you think the bears are going to find?’).
• In the ‘Oxford Reading Tree*’ stories, there is often something ‘funny’ that
happens on the last page. Stop before this page to ask the child what he/she
thinks might happen at the end.

  • Through our Christian school and ethos, we all aim to believe in ourselves, each other, our teachers, leaders and parents. With reflection and prayer, we trust in God that our prayers will be heard. We know that every child is a child of Jesus, treating everyone with respect and dignity that they deserve.

    Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
    Matthew 7:7


  • We aim to build our pupils’ and teachers’ confidence, delight in their teaching & learning and discipline in seeking wisdom; gaining the truth, knowledge, understanding and skills they will need in their everyday lives. We offer a broad and inspiring curriculum that nurtures emotional intelligence, creativity and remembering of important knowledge. We teach and learn collaboratively leading to our pupils developing the life skills of learning.

    For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
    Proverbs 2:6


  • We aim to be the best we can be. Whilst nurturing our pupils’ and staff, we encourage and drive them to aspire to achieve their hopes and dreams. We are honest in the fact that this will take hard work, perseverance and resilience.

    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
    Jeremiah 29:11


  • Above all we aim to show compassion to ourselves and each other. By developing strong relationships and friendships we develop a true understanding of each other.

    ‘Love thy neighbour…’
    Luke 10:28


  • We are a family. We show compassion for all members of our community irrespective of gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality. We strive to be ‘courageous advocates’ for our local, national and global community.

    There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    Galatians 3:28



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