Come Read With Me

We really believe in promoting the pleasure of reading at our school.  Not only that, but promoting children’s cultural capital and understanding of the world they live in.


‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’


 Because we really value the importance of the love of reading, we dedicate time every afternoon for children to listen to, and enjoy a range of books. Classes vote and carefully select the text they would like to hear, from classics to book prize winning texts. Children are introduced to a range of new language and ideas which stimulates and develops their imagination! This is our favourite time of day!


Our children have said:


“ I love when my teacher reads a new chapter of our book!”

“ I’m always excited to find out what happens next”


Reading is a huge part of our school day, we also have reading opportunities at lunchtime in our reading area of the playground- children manage this area and select the books that are available. There is a comfy space for children to immerse themselves in stories.

Here are some of the stories we will be covering in Cycle 1 & 2:


You Choose- Pippa Goodhart & Nick Sharratt

Brown bear Brown bear what do you see? Bill Martin Jnr and Eric Carle


Six Dinner Sid- Inga Moore

School time for Sammy- Lynne Gibbs

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to school- Ina Whybrow

The Tiger who came to tea- Judith Kerr 

Year 1

Lost and Found- Oliver Jeffers

Man on the moon- Simon Bartram

A present for Paul- Bernard Ashley

I need a wee! - Sue Hendra

Don’t cry sly - Henriette Barkow

Commotion in the ocean - Giles Andreae

Keith the cat with the magic hat - Sue Hendra

Have you seen Elvis?- Andrew Murray

The skipping rope snake- Carol Ann Duffy

The hackney martian - Paul Brown

Year 2

The Hodge-heg- Dick King Smith

Bills New Frock – Anne Fine

The Twits- Roald Dahl

The Butterfly Lion - Michael Morpurgo

Year 3

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket

Billionaire Boy - David Walliams

Danny the Champion of the World - Roald Dahl

Stig of the Dump - Clive King

Hansel and Gretel – Anthony Browne

Year 4

Charlotte’s Web- E.B White

The firework Makers Daughter- Philip Pullman

Charlotte's Web - EB White

 I believe in Unicorns - Micheal Morpurgo,

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat - Chris Riddell

Iron Man - Ted Hughes.

Year 5

Street Child- Berlie Doherty

Toms Midnight Garden – Phillipa Pearce 

A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness

Holes - Louis Sachar

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar - Roald Dahl

The Unforgotten Coat - Frank Cottrell Boyce

Year 6

The boy at the back of the class – Onjali Rauf

The Skylarks War – Hilary McKay


Get in touch

Glen Road


S7 1RB

0114 255 0926