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Guided Reading Focus in Year 6

Autumn 1: Non-Fiction 


This half term, the children will be reading and responding to a variety of non-fiction texts, which will all be about football. Each week, there will be a different focus to help develop the children's comprehension skills. We are encouraging the children to revisit the text at home to help develop their fluency and understanding. 


Our guided reading lessons will help to support our writing by exploring similar genres. 



Week 1 - Information 

Week 2 - Persuasive

Week 3 - Newspaper Report

Week 4 - Newspaper Report

Week 5 - Information

Week 6 - Poetry


Week 1 - 11.9.23

Text: Red and Yellow Cards (Information)

Focus: Direct Retrieval - Being able to respond to questions by highlighting information within the text.

Week 1 - Text: Red and Yellow Cards

Week 2 - 18.9.23

Text: Women's Football (Persuasive)

Focus: Vocabulary - Being able to define keywords, including using a dictionary to support understanding.

Week 2 - Women's Football

Week 3 - 25.9.23 


This week, the Year 6 children will be completing a piece of writing based on a persuasive argument. With this in mind, their guided reading sessions will be based on Pig Heart Boy, exploring the language used and character actions. 


In addition, we will be focusing on the Year 5 Common Exception Words, developing our sight reading, fluency and spelling. 

Week 3 - Year 5 and 6 Common Exception Words

Week 4 - 2.10.23


This week, we will be focusing on newspaper reports, which links to our writing unit. The children will be analysing the key features of the report, as well as being able to distinguish between 'fact' and 'opinion'. 

Week 4 - Text: Newspaper Reports

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