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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 and Mini Grey focus

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

Twisted tales: mixed up fairy and traditional tales

Year Three

Animal non-fiction texts

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum by Andy Stanton

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson

Focus author: Oliver Jeffers

The Twits by Roald Dahl

Monster Hunting for Beginners by Ian Mark

Year Four

Mr Stink by David Walliams

A Story Like The Wind by Gill Lewis

How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

The Atlas of Monsters / Heroes by Sandra Lawrence

Varjak Paw by S.F. Said

Iron Man by Ted Hughes


Granny by Anthony Horowitz

Year Five

The Great Year Five Picture Book Championship (various picture books)


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


High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Year Six

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales To Tell by Balise Hemmingway

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Life of Dick Turpin by Terry Dreary

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Pig Heart Boy Malorie Blackman