Year 5 and 6 - Supporting your child at home
Recommended Reads . . .
The Ship Between the Worlds – Julia Golding
Li Fu’s Great Aim – Karen Wallace
The Goblin of Tara – Oisin McGann
Coraline – Neil Gaiman
Foul Play – Tom Palmer
Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz
Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr
Clockwork – Philip Pullman
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
Peter Pan – J M Barrie
Dragon Keeper – Carole Wilkinson
Boy Overboard – Morris Gleitzman
The Borrowers – M Norton
Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
I Know What You Did Last Wednesday – Anthony
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
The Hobbit - J R Tolkien
Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
Tips for Reading with your Child
Make time to share books with your child. Listen to them read, listen to audio books together and try to chat about reading
Have a range of reading materials available - books, websites, magazines, newspapers, apps
Be a role model and show how reading can help you follow your interests
Read between the lines. Talk about what you have read to help your child understand what they have read in different ways.
Talk about the issues/themes, are there other things happening underneath what the author is saying? What is the author not telling us?
Research things together. Use the internet, the library as well as books. Talk to them about what information will you use and how you know you can trust your sources
Questions to ask . . .
Have you read any other stories with a similar theme?
Have you read any other stories that have openings like this?
What makes you think that?
What words give you that impression?
Do you agree with . . . . . opinion?
What do you think the writer intended?
How has the author used . . . . (e.g adjectives)
What do these words mean?
Why do you think the author chose to use those words?
Why do you think the author chose this setting?
What evidence is there to support your view?
What does the word . . . (e.g. slam) imply?
Why did the character behave like that?
Useful Text Books
The Terrific Times Table Book – Kate Petty and Jennie Maizels
KS2 Maths Study Book: The Study Book – Richard Parsons
KS2 English Study Book 1&2: The Study Book – Richard Parsons
Tutor Master Helps You Write Stories – David Malindine
Collins Revision Key Stage 2 English: Age 10-11: SATS Revision
Mental Arithmetic Book 2: Key Stage 2, Years 7-11 – T.R.
Igniting Writing Series: Writing for 7-11 - Sue Palmer and Pie
KS2 English SAT Buster Grammar - Richard Parsons
Reading Comprehension Solar system
Times table Warp