Although there are thousands of engaging and captivating books out there for children, we believe that this list, compiled by teachers across the UK, is a sure winner! Click on the link to find a list of 100 books to read before you leave primary school.
Top 100 books to read before you leave primary school
How many can you tick off?
Thank you to all of the infant parents who have been patient whilst we have been updating our infant reading scheme. It has taken a while to sort out the old books and establish how many new books we needed to order. We have a mixture of reading scheme books e.g. Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Bug Club etc. as well as a range of ‘real’ books. The books in the scheme have now been book banded. Information about book bands can be found on the website below.
Over the summer holidays please encourage your children to read for their own enjoyment (see previous post about The Big Friendly Read).
Last week the children took home a leaflet about The Big Friendly Read.
The summer reading challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part! Just contact your local library. Visit the link below to find out which libraries are participating!
The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading all year round: find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games.
There are also a variety of other activities being held at local libraries during the school holidays. Sutton Central library offers play dough for nursery age children, phonics club for reception age children and Summer journal writing for older children. Pick up a leaflet at the library for a detailed list of events happening over the summer holidays.
Next week, we will be re-organising the infant reading scheme (more information to follow!) However, this may mean that KS1 reading books won’t be changed until later in the week. If your child’s book needs changing please encourage them to select a book from the class book corner or there are plenty of e-books online (see link below.) Thank you in advance, for your patience.
Please see the link below for a brief summary of the spelling requirements for the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum. Spelling and phonics lessons are taught across the school each week. The document includes the spelling rules and example words – which may be useful to use to support spelling at home.
Visit the website below for suggested reading lists for Years 3 – 6. The book lists contain a range of suitable titles for all abilities within different age groups. The website also contains links to nominated books for recognised literature awards which may help you to decide which book to read next!
Choosing a book is an adventure in itself … so why not inspire a young bookworm to choose their next favourite book from a pile as tall as them?
One lucky young reader will receive a selection of age-appropriate bookish delights from the home of David Walliams, Michael Morpurgo and Holly Smale.
To enter to win this spectacular prize, simply fill in the form on the website below. This competition will end on Thursday 2nd June 2016. Please see our terms and conditions here.
Do you have any unwanted books at home?
As part of World Book Day, we are having a focus on book corners. We would like to welcome donations of any unwanted books to be used in book corners across the school. This could be books that your children have outgrown or that you have read together and no longer want. The books need to be in good condition and appropriate for primary aged children, they will then be checked and sorted into appropriate year groups. If you do have any donations, please bring them into school on Thursday 3rd March 2016 and hand in to class teachers.
Many thanks for your support.
World Book Day takes place on Thursday 3 March 2016, and we would like to invite you to join us in helping your child to make the most of this special occasion. World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help get them started on their reading journey, every child will receive a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 of any book costing £2.99 or more. You can find out more about the books at worldbookday.com/books.
Nurseries, schools and libraries across the UK celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of events and activities. Each class will be celebrating World Book Day so keep an eye out for photos of the day on the year group blogs.
You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet members. For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit worldbookday.com. Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous—so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.
As part of the world book day celebrations we will be dressing up as book characters for the day – this is just for fun and no donations are being taken for this event. We look forward to seeing your costumes on the day!
TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English ran a survey to find teachers’ top 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school. Please click here to read the list.