Milton Park Primary School

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Reading in Year 6

Reading aloud                                                                                                             

Reading aloud to others - children to adults and adults to children - is an important part of our daily curriculum and building this into your home learning would be hugely beneficial.


You have your school reading books with you as well as additional ‘home’ books and these are a great starting point. If, however, you're looking for other ideas, the World Book Day website ( has lots of fun ideas and creative and 'booky' challenges that are well worth looking at. Additionally, the site also includes free audio-books (including full chapter books) that can be enjoyed by all the family. Try to read a variety of genres as well as non-fiction texts. Use the Year 6 genre challenge in the back of your reading records to help you.


Reading for Pleasure 

This term, Nile class are reading When The Sky Falls by Phil Earl. Amazon class are reading The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick.


Guided Reading 

In Guided Reading, we work in smaller groups where we alternate the the activities we do each day. This allows us to work on specific skills within reading each day. 


This term, some of the books the different groups will be reading can be seen below. 



English Writing Book 

In English Writing, our learning journey this term is based on the book Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. 


How to Support Your Child With Reading at Home