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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust



Literacy in Year 6 at West Wycombe still focus on the three areas of:

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Speaking and listening

This year, the children will be working on stories, poetry and non-fiction and concentrating on one or more of the following areas:


Reading in Year 6 will be a continuation of the high standards set in Year 5


  • Continuing to read an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction texts
  • Reading fiction texts both modern and old and from other cultures and traditions
  • Preparing poems and plays to read aloud and to perform showing understanding through intonation and volume
  • Inferring characters' feelings from their actions and justifying inferences with evidence
  • Discussing how authors use figurative language
  • Distinguishing between fact and opinion

Children will be allowed to choose a book at school to take home with them to read and will still be reading with their teacher in groups once a week (this is called guided reading).