Reading Recommended books and what we are reading in class
We use jolly phonics to support our teaching of Letters and Sounds as well as interactive games from websites like Phonics Play and other online resources.
We have the following resources to aid phonics and reading:
Big Cat Phonics
Big Cat Letters and Sounds,
Oxford Reading Tree Floppy Phonics,
Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds books
Oxford Reading Tree traditional tales
Then in our free choice selections we have non phonic Oxford Reading Tree books and a few books from other schemes such as Discovery World.
Recommended Book Lists - HOW MANY have you read? Let your class teacher know which ones you've completed!
In Nursery we share many wonderful stories and have 2 story times a day, 1 with a topic focus and one which is a quality text. We often spend our story time in front of a 'crackling fire'!
In Reception, we have 6 story groups for pm story time and the books change weekly - children choose their story group. We also use a variety of story books linked to our topics.
In Year 1, we are reading lots of different books linked to our topics AND we are working our way through '100 Books to Read in KS1!
In Year 2, we are reading:
Hummingbirds - The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by CS Lewis AND we are working our way through '100 Books to Read in KS1!
Toucans - The Owl who was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson; We have FINISHED - Rave Boy by Pippa Goodhart
Kingfishers - The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star by Jill Murphy
In Year 3, we are reading:
Swifts - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling. We have FINISHED - Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling;
Robins - Dragons in Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett
In Year 4, we are reading:
Badgers - The Firework Maker's Daughter by Phillip Pulman; We have FINISHED - Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl; (Varjak Paw next!)
Otters - Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl; We have FINISHED - Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo
Hares -The Firework-maker’s daughter by Phillip Pullman. We have finished Harry Potter by JK Rowling; Malamander by Thomas Taylor
In Year 5, we are reading:
Giraffes - The Hobbiyt by J.R.R. Tolkien; We have FINISHED - The Twits & The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl; They Flying Classroom by Eric Kastner; Clockwork by Phillip Pullman; Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo & Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce; Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett
Zebras - Dial-a-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson and The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien; We have FINISHED - Boy by Roald Dahl & Cosmic by FC Boyce; The Twits by Roald Dahl
Meerkats - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien & The Creakers by Tom Fletcher
In Year 6, we are reading:
Penguins - There's a boy in the girls' bathroom by Louis Sachar & Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman; We have FINISHED - The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum; The boy at the back of the class by Onjali Q Rauf; Stitch Head by Guy Bass; The girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a boat of her own making by Catherynne M. Valente
Turtles - The 1000 year old boy by Ross Welford; We have FINISHED - Room 13 by Robert Swindells; The boy at the back of the class by Onjali Q Rauf; There's a boy in the girl's bathroom by Louis Sachar
Dolphins - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis; We have FINISHED Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling; The Railway Children by E Nesbit