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Year 6 Reading Comprehension - Autumn Term

4 Resource Packs

About the theme

In the first term of Year 6, the theme is ‘reconciliation’ - from the resolution of international conflicts, to the healing of a broken friendship. Curriculum links can be drawn with history (WWII) and geography, as well as relationships education. Resources to support children in making connections between the texts can be found in the ‘pulling it all together’ pack, as can a suggested list of books also linked to the theme, which could be read as a class.

Real Comprehension


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Together Again

When a friendship breaks down it can be incredibly painful - but if someone is brave enough to make the first move, the healing can begin.

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Coventry Cathedral

The story of why the city of Coventry has two cathedrals is an inspiring one of forgiveness and finding reconciliation amongst the ruins.

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Better Than a Box of Gold

Set against the backdrop of WWII, Jon Mayhew's story about a bully and an evacuee has an uplifting moral to share.

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Finished all three texts?

Pulling it all together

Once you have gone through all three texts with pupils, establishing familiarity and understanding with each, you can use these additional resources to help children engage with them thematically, making links between the texts, and to others they may have read or heard of. A suggested list of books for class reading, linked to the unit theme, is also included.

Pulling it all together
Real Comprehension, 54 original texts - 18 themes

See all resources in the Real Comprehension programme

Real Comprehension is a unique, whole-school reading programme designed to develop sophisticated skills of inference and retrieval; build rich vocabularies; and encourage the identification of themes and comparison between texts from years 1 to 6.