Clairetaker is reading….

Claire – our amazing caretaker – loves reading and her current book is called The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. It is the story of a group of friends who go to London. Their friend goes up the London Eye but does not come down….will they every see him again? A great adventure story by the author who came up with the idea for A Monster Calls…

Mr Ramsbottom is reading….

Summer book #1: Midnight for Charlie Bone, by Jenny Nimmo

I’m excited to read this one! I love the Harry Potter books and I’ve been told I may like these too. I read another book – Henry and the Guardians of the Lost – without realising it came later in this series; I didn’t understand some if it. Now I understand why! I’m going from the beginning of the series now – it should make more sense!

Mr Walker is reading…..

I have just started Wonder by R J Palacio after hearing great things about it from the children – and Mr Thurston – last year. I know that there is a film coming out soon of the book and I like to read the book first. I think it is going to make me emotional as it is about a boy whose face is disfigured and how he copes with life being different.

Book recommendations

Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans

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  Elliot’s mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo – a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world – and solving Elliot’s problems too?

Beetle Boy by M G Leonard

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Darkus is miserable. His dad has disappeared, and now he is living next door to the most disgusting neighbours ever. A giant beetle called Baxter comes to his rescue. But can the two solve the mystery of his dad’s disappearance, especially when links emerge to cruel Lucretia Cutter and her penchant for beetle jewellery? A coffee-mug mountain, home to a million insects, could provide the answer – if Darkus and Baxter are brave enough to find it.  

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl 

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When 13-year-old Lily’s inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily’s determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance, helped by Robert, the local clockmaker’s son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin. But shadowy figures are closing in and treachery lurks among the smoky spires of London – along with a life-changing secret. Be swept away by airships and flabbergasted by dastardly plots in this extraordinary and wildly imaginative debut, bursting with invention and adventure.

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

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Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their business. Until the day he is the last person to see his next-door neighbour’s toddler, Teddy, before he goes missing. Matthew must turn detective and unravel the mystery of Teddy’s disappearance – with the help of a brilliant cast of supporting characters.

Millions by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

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 Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain’s countdown to joining the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma – how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless.

Torn between the vices of buying a million pizzas and the virtues of ending world poverty, the boys soon discover that being rich is a mug’s game. For not only is the clock ticking – the bungling bank robbers are closing in too. Pizzas or World Peace – what would you choose?


The Girl Of Ink And Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.

We love READING in year 6!

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We love reading in year 6 and we were so impressed on the transition days by your great attitude to the class libraries and to reading. We want you to POST a BLOG with the books that you have read over the summer. Photos would be amazing too – I wonder where you might read?

The teachers have received a challenge (from Mr Ramsbottom) to read as many children’s books over the summer as they can! We all have to come back on the first day in September and talk about the ones that we have most enjoyed.

Mr Walker, Miss Dite and Mr Ramsbottom are competing to see who can read the most and find the best books to recommend to you lot in September. Mrs Cates, Miss Jordan, Miss Wells and Mrs Bennett (your amazing LSA team) have a stack of books to read too so they can help find the right authors for you.

We shall update this blog with photos of us reading over the summer which might inspire you to take a book on holiday or spend an afternoon getting into a story.

To help we shall blog some recommended books for you to read – don’t worry if you don’t have many we can lend you as many as you like in September.

Y6 Teachers

Welcome to the new year 6 blog

Hi Year 5 (soon to be year 6) this is your new year group blog!

Blogs are a great place for us to share photographs and videos of trips & camp, school events and your learning.

It is also a place where you can post writing, poetry, ideas and sometimes homework.

In September we shall give you your own individual log-ins but if you want to blog anything over the summer (see the other posts about the reading challenge) you can use the details underneath. Just put your name on your post if you want to add anything.

Log in:           y62017

Password:      2017

Have a great summer

Mr Walker, Mr Ramsbottom and Miss Dite