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Class Readers

Class Readers

Class reading books are used to promote a love of reading and allow children to access texts of a higher level or more challenging content than they might be able to on their own. Teachers read daily to the children, and model how to read aloud. Reading time is special and valued.


Class reading time happens outside of the English curriculum.  These shared texts will sometimes link to the writing curriculum or to other curriculum areas, eg Romans, WW2, rainforests or a science topic. Throughout the key stages, there are opportunities for children to experience ‘classic’ stories as well as contemporary titles.


Our class readers include texts which demonstrate:

  • Diverse representation
  • Relevant social issues, big ethical questions and moral dilemmas
  • Joyful literary experiences
  • Ways in which our children can feel inspired, empowered and aspirational