“If you don’t like to read,
you haven’t found the right book.” —
Reading is a vital skill that supports children’s learning across the whole curriculum.
Here at Eythorne Elvington, we want our children to fall in love with books and reading, to experience new worlds and explore the actions and emotions of others.
Reading is woven in to all aspects of the curriculum, as well as being taught discreetly in whole class reading sessions, and we aim for children to study a diverse range of books during their time with us.
The ability to read is not only the key to learning but it also has a huge impact on children’s self-esteem and future life chances. Reading also helps us develop empathy with others and explore deeper themes and ideas.
Above all, we want children in our school to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers.
The books listed below are recommended texts which you may wish to read with your child or encourage them to read independently. You don’t need to stick to particular year groups – children will often benefit from being read more challenging books by an adult and discussing the themes they explore – but these are a handy guide when considering Christmas and birthday gifts.
Remember, local libraries are free and are a great way to access a wide range of books – choose and enjoy them together!