In Year 6, our reading expectations are that children read 5 times a week. This is because reading is the gateway into understanding the world and also drastically improves standards in writing. We would encourage reading with your children as frequently as possible to develop understanding and create meaningful conversations about reading.
Our class book for the first Autumn term is Holes by Louis Sachar. This is a classic children's book aimed at older primary school children and tells the story of Stanley Yelnats and his journey through Camp Green Lake (not as nice of a place as it sounds).
Through this book and our reading activities, we will be focusing on developing our vocabulary skills to enhance our understanding and also improve the standards of writing.
This term in writing we will be focusing on writing to inform. This will take the form of the children creating their own microblogs, letters and newspaper reports all based around our current topic of Pharaohs.
We will also be creating our own poetry this terms as well as practising and reciting our end of term poems.