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Whole class texts

All classes share a range of stories and texts. These vary greatly, depending upon the interests and needs of the cohort. We also will share longer texts with the classes over the terms – these are chosen to inspire not only a love of reading, but also to link closely with writing experiences and to foster our pupils on their journey to becoming authors themselves.


These texts change regularly, the current focus texts for each year group are:

Year Group





Nursery rhymes

Fairy tale selection

Under the sea / animal facts

Year One

Beegu by Alexis Deacon

The Tin Forest by Helen Ward

Dragon Post by Emma Yarlet

Year Two

Traction Man by Mini Grey

The Pirate Cruncher / The Monster's Gold by Jonny Duddle

Twister tales: mixed up fairy and traditional tales

Year Three

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

Where The Forest Meets the Sea by Jennie Baker

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon

Year Four

A Story Like The Wind by Gill Lewis

The Atlas of Monsters / Heroes by Sandra Lawrence

Song of the Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laird

Year Five

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis 

Rebel Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Year Six

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Clockwork by Philip Pullman

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Life of Dick Turpin by Terry Dreary

The Peculiars by Kieran Larwood

Pig Heart Boy Malorie Blackman