You can download your correct age group’s reading list using the links below:
Reading list Year R to Y2
Children’s reading book list KS2 Y3 (7-8yrs)
Children’s Reading Book List KS2 Y4 (8-9yrs)
Children’s Reading Book List KS2 Y5 (9-10yrs)
Children’s Reading Book List KS2 Y6 (10-11yrs)
Recommended Reading List Y7
Recommended Reading List Y8
Websites where you can find ideas about reading and literacy in general
http://www.blewa.co.uk/ – Looks at the history of the written word, with ideas for making scrolls, writing during Victorian Times etc.
http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org/ – Book reviews, free stories, writing activities and games for Primary aged children.
http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html – Scroll down the page for free online animated stories.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/index.shtml – BBC website based on ‘letter and sounds’. Includes some great online games and activities – particularly the blending games.
http://www.northpole.com/ – CHRISTMAS ONLY!! E-mail Santa with your class and receive a great reply – a very sweet activity for the younger classes (also includes games and other activities).
http://www.candlelightstories.com/storybooks/grimms-fairy-tales/ – Audio books, stories and games. Many of the stories are ‘classics’ eg. from the brothers Grimm (read with an American accent)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml The Primary Literacy zone from BBC schools.
http://www.seussville.com/ – Games based on the stories
http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/ict/ – For children in FS or early years with fine motor control problems
http://tutpup.com/plays/new/2-word-game – A fun spelling game against an opponent (computer) and the clock. Also improves typing speed and accuracy.
http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com/uk/uk_menu_areas_pages/reading_programme/reading_programme.asp?type=subject&menu=s115 – Links for books on the Usbourne reading scheme but also helpful for topic work as it has good hyperlinks.
Over the last couple of weeks Year 5 have been looking at the work of Joan Miro. Miro’s work is based on simple line drawing, symbols and shape whilst also being extremely bold in colour. These are a couple of examples that worked particularly well…
By Lucy Allan-Jones
by Olivia Campbell