One of the highlights of my week is story time with all the Y6 pupils. I think you are never too old to hear a good story. I try to read to the Y6s twice a week, and this quality time I spend with them is fundamental to the development of: inference, prediction and textual justification skills our children need to be ready for their next stage in education when they leave us.
Our children get so involved with literature, so engrossed in the plot, and are always so eager to find out what happens next.
We started the year with “The Ghosts of Golfhawk School” by Tessa Potter.
The children made excellent predictions. The children could infer from the text by using evidence to back up their reasons. I was most impressed with their evaluations of the book. They had really thought about the way the author had “teased us throughout” and “left us small clues along the way”.
Keep up the great work Y6 and I’ll return with another exciting story.