Dinnington Community Primary School


Reading Activities 01.06.20 - 05.06.20

Epic Reading

We have set some different books for you on epic books.


Have a read of one today.

  • Write down or tell someone in your family:
  • Did you like it?
  • Who was the main character?
  • Was it fiction (story book) or non fiction (information book)?
  • What happened?
  • Can you suggest it to a friend?
  • What was your favourite part?


This is the link:


Tiddlers and Superworms your class code is: qjt0669

Gruffalos your class code is: diu5541

04.06.20 - Prediction


Re-read the text and pick your favourite description of a Roald Dahl. Now have a go at predicting the story for that book using the information to help you.


Who do you think the main characters are?

What do you think will happen to them?

Will it have a happy ending?


Write your ideas in your yellow book. As a challenge you could find and read the book you picked and compare your prediction to what happens in the book. Were you right?

03.06.20 - Word Meaning


Another important skill is understanding the words you read, so that the text you are reading makes sense. Today we are going to focus on this using the text we were reading yesterday. 

Re-read the text below and have a go at answering the questions in your yellow books:



1.  What is a glossary?


2.  Fantastic Mr Fox is described as cunning. Which word below means the same as cunning?

                                   happy                           moody                     crafty


3.  What does convention mean?


4.  Can you think of another word for oversized?


5.  Matilda is described as much-loved. Which word below could replace much-loved in the description of her?

                                loveable                      horrible                       grumpy




02.06.20 - Retrieval Activity.


When we are reading we have to use different skills to get all the information from the text. Each day we will look at the different skills we use when reading to improve our understanding of different texts. 

Today we are looking at retrieval skills that means we will be taking information from the text, a skill I know we are already really good at. 


Please read the text below and have a go at answering the questions in your book.




  1. How old would Roald Dahl have been in 2016?
  2. Who owns the Chocolate Factory in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
  3. What are the farmers called in Fantastic Mr Fox?
  4. Who is Matilda?
  5. What kind of character is the BFG?
  6. What 3 words are used to describe the grandma in George's Marvellous Medicine?


Reading Comprehension


Today we have got some reading comprehensions for you to have a go at, if you can not read the text on your own you can ask a grown-up or big brother or sister to read it to you. Then have a go at answering the questions in your yellow book.


There are 3 comprehensions to choose from so you can pick the one you like best or have a go at doing all 3, it is up to you.