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:
In Early Years and Year 1, opportunities to listen to the teacher read aloud happen daily, and staff draw from our well-stocked shelves. As the children get older, a greater emphasis is placed on longer, chaptered novels, to stimulate imaginations and challenge thinking. Our whole 'class reader' spine includes the following titles. This list is, of course, subject to change as new stories are released and teachers' plans and ideas develop.
The Magic Faraway Tree
A Bear Called Paddington
Too Small Tola
Marv and the Mega Robot
The Fastest Boy in the World
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
The Sandman and the Turtles
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
The girl that stole an elephant
Danny Chung does not do maths
Asha and the Spirit Bird
Pam Munoz Ryan
When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit
The boy at the back of the class
Onjali Q Rauf
Embassy of the Dead