At the moment in English we are learning about writing effective narratives
Something to write about:
Write a report on a book or film you have enjoyed recently.
Books to read:
Anything you are excited by! I recommend Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter and The Hobbit for great adventure stories.
Skellig and Stormbreaker are also great Year 6 standard reads.
Anything by Mallorie Blackman is usually suitable for Year 6; in particular Pig Heart Boy is a wonderful story.
Finally, Magnus Finn and the Selkie Secret is highly recommended.
Activities to complete:
Write an extended narrative about an image from www.pobble365.com that inspires them. As we have been learning about speech, I would expect two lines of dialogue to be included. Remember not to over-do it! Keep dialogue minimal to be most effective.
Toolkit for things to include:
Prepositional phrases (under, beneath, above, through...)
Subordinate clauses (Look up AWHITEBUS to see what this means - words used to link two sentences together)
Noun phrases (the brass lantern that glowed softly)
Using a range of exciting images, each day the website is updated with a new image, new reading questions to answer, sentences to uplevel in specific ways and writing activities. Sometimes, the images also include a drawing prompt to encourage the children's artistic side.