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It is important that children read often. In Year 6 this should be at least three times a week (ideally every school night) for a minimum of 15 minutes. Children will be encouraged to take a reading book from the classroom, enjoy it at home and then bring it back when they have finished it. We will ask the children to complete a book review on returning it. 

What should Year 6 be reading?

Children should read something they enjoy. Here are some links if you would like some recommendations to books that are popular with children and have a good literary content. (inlcludes a brief description of each book)

Reading List Year 6 (grouped by author)



Reading comprehension is about showing how much we can understand from a text.

We have to become a bit like detectives to do well at this and think carefully about each question.


We need to remember to;

  • answer the question
  • explain why we think our answer is right
  • provide some evidence to prove it.


Top Tips (and games) to improve your reading  comprehension in Year 6:

  • Try to escape from this 'Trapped' adventure using your skills
  • or try this 'Digger and the Gang' adventure
  • Watch a video and play games to help you make a deduction about an author's purpose
  • Improve your information gathering with another 'Trapped' game
  • Quick ways to collect information are skimming and scanning - click the links for help.
  • Look out for idioms which might trick you.
  • You willalso need to sort out fact from opinion
  • Top tips to answer SAT questions