Our Reading Spine
The Reading Spine is a core collection of texts that children will read each year. This has been selected so that children enjoy a rich and varied diet of literature, meet well-known authors, and are exposed to a wide range of vocabulary. Children may study elements of these stories during whole-class and shared reading opportunities, in guided group settings and also during independent reading. They may also feature in English lessons, when classes can study them in greater depth.
|Reading Spine KS2||[pdf 170KB]|
Here are our recommended Year 5 and 6 reading lists, which gives an overview of suitable titles for children in the final year of Key Stage 2. Reading these titles will help to provide children with experience of a range of text-types and a wide vocabulary. The titles highlighted titles on the list will be studied as part of our English curriculum this year.
|Year 5 reading list||[pdf 676KB]|
|Y6 Reading List||[pdf 404KB]|
We love to read at The Meadows! If you are looking for a new author to try, follow the links below. You will meet new authors and hear about some of their latest writing. The book covers are shown above. Watch the videos to find out what inspired them to write their stories!
|by Simon Mugford and Dan Green|
|by Kwame Alexander|
|Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest|
|by Harry Heape|
|Stars with Flaming Tails|
|by Valerie Bloom|
|Defeat the Evernight|
|by Ross MacKenzie|
|The Boy Who Made the World Disappear|
|by Ben Miller|
|by A. M. Dassu|
|by Katie and Kevin Tsang|
|We're On the Ball|
|by Venessa Taylor|
|The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones|
|by Will Mabbitt|