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This half term our Christian Value is LOVE.


We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust


This week we are going to look at Grandad's Secret Giant by David Litchfield, the same author as last week. It is an inspiring picture book about acceptance.


A giant lives in Billy's town and according to Billy's Grandad the giant spends his days doing good deeds for the people that live there.


"He has hands the size of tables," Grandad continued, "legs as long as drainpipes, and feet as big as rowing boats.  Do you know who I mean?"


"The secret giant," Billy sighed, "You've told me about him a thousand times, Grandad.  You're making it up!"


The giant doesn't want people to know about him "Because people are scared of things that are different."  Grandad tells Billy.


This is the main theme of the story.  Prejudice against things that we are afraid of and the acceptance of such things.   In the story, we see how Billy reacts when he first sees the giant and how his Grandad's words makes him react differently to the other people in the town.


Grandad's Secret Giant

Read Write Inc:

Each day the Read Write Inc team post sound videos on their youtube channel.

For our children they can revise Set 2 and learn Set 3.




Read and Hold a Sentence 2 (from 15th June): reading and writing practice. Remember that when we write we use cursive writing. Every letter starts on the line (apart from capitals).


Read Red Words 2: These are high frequency words that are not phonetically plausible.


EXTRA DAILY FILMS - These are slightly more challenging, but worth a watch. They are based on set 3 sounds and are words that are 'longer'. My advice would be to watch the video with your child and pause each word to give them time to sound it out. 


Monday 15th June

Set 2 - ou

Set 3 - ow 

Reading longer words - ire


Tuesday 16th June

Set 2 - oy

Set 3 - ai

Reading longer words - ear

Wednesday 17th June

Set 2 - ay 

Set 3 - oa

Reading longer words - ee/ea


Thursday 18th June

Set 2 - e

Set 3 - ew

Reading longer words - oy/oi


Friday 19th June

Set 2 - igh

Set 3 - ire

Reading longer words - ay/a-e/ai