Our current class book is Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick. This is a story about a Year 6 residential trip with a difference. We are about halfway through the book so far and it has us all gripped as we wait to find out what is going to happen.
We finished the book just before October half term and loved it! We are now looking forward to Crater Lake 2, which is due to be published in May.
Our second class read was A Kind of Spark by Elle McNichol. It tells the story of Addie, a young autistic girl who faces challenges both in and out of school. It was interesting to read the story from her point of view as an autistic person.
As well as our class read, we are also practising reading through our guided reading sessions. We will be using a variety of different texts for this, including book chapters, non-fiction texts, poetry, song lyrics and images. A list of the texts used will be published here so that you can see what we have been reading, It can also act as a guide to suitable texts for year 6 children.
The Star-Spun Web – Sinead O’Hart (fiction)
Welcome to Nowhere – Elizabeth Laird (fiction)
Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve (fiction)
The House with Chicken Legs – Sophie Anderson (fiction)
Jabberwocky – Lewis Carroll (poetry)
In Flanders Fields – John McCrae (poetry)