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Books and Texts

As a School, we believe that use of high quality text in our English lessons best support this development. We also believe that the first educators of our pupils are their parents.


As a school, we encourage our parents to listen to their children read regularly, to read to their children regularly, to discuss reading books with their children and to ask their children questions whilst they are reading. Research shows that a language rich environment support pupils’ development and achievement. As a result, we provide parents with a examples of the types of questions which will develop their reading skills and understanding: 


Additionally, as a school, we believe that high quality texts are important and to enable our parents to support their child/ren in developing key reading skills and to ensure that our intent is further embedded, we provide parents with reading book lists which are design to support our core purpose which is:


  • To ensure all our pupils leave us as literate individuals, who have reached the specific end point identified in the National Curriculum as required for pupils transferring to Secondary Education.

  • To ensure all our pupils enjoy and love reading

  • To strive to develop in all our pupils a life-long passion for reading

  • To ensure all our pupils have the knowledge, skills and fluency to enabling them to draw upon the printed word throughout their lives

These are some of the texts we base our English teaching around. Please note that we do not teach exactly the same texts every year.





A Great Big Cuddle, poems for very young 

Bleu Penguin 

Whatever Next!

Way Back Home 

Shark in the Park

I Really Want to SHOUT! 

Have You Filled a Bucket yet? 

Our Class is a Family 

The Colour Monster 



Stanley's Stick 


Year 1


A First Book of Nature 

Man on the Moon 

Ruby's Worry 

Professor Astrocat Human Body 


Toys in Space

Emma and The Eggbox Dragon 

The Robot and the Bluebird

 Out and About


Year 2


How to Catch a Star

The Storm Whale 

The Snail and The Whale

The Lonely Beast 

How to Find Gold 

Where the Wild Things are 

Vlad & the Great Fire of London 

One Day on our Blue Planet

The Worst Witch 

Fantastic Mr Fox 


Year 3


Pebble in my Pocket 

The Tin Forest 

The Stone Age Boy

The Ice Palace

Oliver and the Seawigs

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx 


The Beast of Buckingham Palace


Year 4


The Adventures of Odysseus 

The Cosmic Disco

The Iron Man

Varjak Paw

The Ice Monster

The Bolds go Wild


Year 5



Anglo-Saxon Boy


Cosmic: One Giant Leap for Boy-Kind

Harry Potter - The Philosopher's Stone


Here We Are

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Year 6


Goodnight Mr Tom 

In Flanders Fields 

What Are We Fighting For? 



First They Came  




The Chocolate Tree 


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