Recommended Reading

We want our children to be passionate readers.

Our role is to instil and nurture a love of reading for all our pupils. We have an extensive and exciting range of books for the children to read and a well stocked school library. Our aim is to provide books that are both stimulating and challenging.

A Guide To Reading At Home EYFS / KS1A Guide To Reading At Home KS2

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance.

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

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Reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

Parents are the most important educators in a child’s life – even more than their teachers – it’s never too early to start reading together.

Support Reading At HomeReading with TRUST

Supporting our children in their journey to becoming a reader is one of the most important things we can do as parents.

The Literacy Company have created the Reading Spine for parents. For each year group they have compiled a list of ten books (or authors) that every child at that stage should read - one per half term and a couple for holidays. These books should inspire discussion and encourage a culture of reading for pleasure at home.

The Reading Spine


Reading Targets

These targets are for your child to work on throughout the academic year.

Click the icons below to download a list of targets.

Online Resources

The Reader Teacher

The Reader Teacher shares the best reads, reviews and recommendations for children, teachers, schools and parents to choose from.


Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page.

Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.

As children start to learn to read at school, you can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books. Find out what interests them, help them to find books that will be engaging and fun, and spend time reading the books they bring home from school together. Here are some tips for reading with your Year 1 child.

Need help with spellings? Here are some ideas for parents.

Ideas for Writing

Writing With Children At Home

If you need some ideas and tips on how to help your child with their writing you can download the Writing With Children At Home by clicking the button below.


Recommended Reads

The books span a variety of genres to cover all interests. If your child is a competent reader or has read many of these titles then try the books from the year above. Click the icons to view the list.

Online Resources

Go Read

Build up a full reading record for your child across their entire journey through school.


All you do is to look. At a page in this book. Because that's where we always will be. No book ever ends. When it's full of your friends.

Roald Dahl – Author