Year 6 reading and writing

Dear parents / carers of year 6


Audible have offered free audio books during the school closure period.  Audio books are a great way to access stories especially if, like me, you are missing daily story time.  They could also become a part of your bedtime routine if you are finding your days a bit unstructured. 


Simply visit and start listening! I have had a look in the tween section and am planning to listen to The Blue Herring Mystery by Ellery Queen Jr tonight.  It is part of a set, has a dog on the front cover and looks like an interesting mystery.  If you want, you could listen to that book too and let me know what you think or you could listen to whatever takes your fancy. 


I have noticed that many of the books don't have reviews yet.  As a bit if a writing challenge, I am asking you to write a book review, either for the book you have borrowed from school, or one you are listening to on audible.  If you send them to me, I will get them put onto the website to help other readers.  Remember: a book review needs to summarise the story without giving too much away, give an overview of your opinion, discuss the things you think could have been better and explain why you liked the book.  You could even include a quote to give readers a flavour of the book.  Remember all your writing targets, such as spelling, grammar and cohesion, especially as these reviews will be available for everyone to read online!


If you can't type up your book review you could take a picture of your writing, send it to me and I will type it up for you. 


Happy reading and writing


Miss Nurcombe