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.


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.



HOW MANY have you read? Let your class teacher know which ones you've completed!

100 ks1 books (1).pdf

100 books to read in Year 3 and 4.pdf

100 Books to read in Year 5 and 6.pdf


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'!



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.



We are reading lots of different books linked to our topics AND we are working our way through '100 Books to Read in KS1!



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!

Kingfishers - The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star by Jill Murphy



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



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



We are reading:

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




We are focusing on Wonder by R.J. Palacio in our reading lessons. We are also reading:

Penguins - The boy at the back of the class by Onjali Q Rauf; 

Turtles -  The boy at the back of the class by Onjali Q Rauf; 

Dolphins - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

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