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Year 6 - texts with aeroplanes?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by bumblingbee, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. bumblingbee

    bumblingbee New commenter

    Our topic this term is aeroplanes and I'm not finding it easy to source texts suitable for a year 6 with a wide (very wide) range of ability!
    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Bee
     
  2. bumblingbee

    bumblingbee New commenter

    Our topic this term is aeroplanes and I'm not finding it easy to source texts suitable for a year 6 with a wide (very wide) range of ability!
    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Bee
     
  3. What about Flying Solo - Roald Dahl autobiography?
     
  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall is about boys finding a crashed German plane. You may find extracts suitable to use - be warned though - it is quite gory!
     
  5. bumblingbee

    bumblingbee New commenter

    Thank you both. I'm re-reading Going Solo at the moment to see if its suitable.
    I'll check out The Machine Gunners - thanks.

     
  6. Can I please ask why your year 6 topic this term is Aeroplanes?
    That sounds awful to me! What sort of work will you be doing?
     
  7. Wanted to echo the last comment- why aeroplanes?? I teach year six and we choose texts for English which will be exciting and inspiring for the children, whilst enabling us to teach a range of genres and styles of writing, making cross-curricukar links if it's suitable. Subjects are taught explicitly if necessary but relevant links between subjects are made where possible/appropriate. Art, DT, ICT, music are subjects which we often link to the book we're working on.
    Does your school require you to link everything with aeroplanes?

    Just curious, by the way!
     
  8. bumblingbee

    bumblingbee New commenter

    Hi Rob and Cattym,
    It's not strictly speaking aeroplanes as such - it's actually about their impact on the world. Topic work, literacy work etc needs to be linked to it and although some subjects are taught explicitly but if links can be made then they are.
    Bee
     

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