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"If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book." J. K. Rowling
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Reading Across the School

  • See below for lists of the books being covered in Reception this half term (Autumn 2)
    Type of Text Books
    Literacy Texts

     Mrs Black Hat  (Mick Inkpen

     The Fox in the Night  (Martin Jenkins)

    The Colour Monster  (Anna Llenes)  

    The Best Diwali Ever (Sonali Shah)

    The Woods (Rob Hodgson)  

    The Camping Trip (Jennifer K Mann) 

    The Hedgehog Howdedo (Lynley Dodd)

    Stick Man (Julia Donaldson

    Core Texts

    The Cat and the Rat and the Hat (Em Lynas)

    Dark Dark Tale (Ruth Brown)                                       

    Flyaway Katie (Polly Dunbar

    Would You Like a Banana?  (Yasmin Ismail)

    The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog (Allan Wolf)

    Oh No George (Chris Haughton) 

    Rosie’s Walk (Pat Hutchins)

    Nursery Rhymes

    Incy Wincy Spider 

    Five Little Ducks 

    I Can Sing a Rainbow 

    Five Currant Buns  


    Wind the Bobbin up 

    Twinkle Twinkle


  • See below for lists of the books being covered in KS1 and KS2 this half term (Autumn 2)
    Year Group Book(s)
    Year 1

    Zim Zam Zoom (James Carter)

    Nothing (Mick Inkpen)

    Year 2

    The Snow Dragon (Abi Elphinstone)

    The Snow Dragon (Vivian French)

    Poles Apart (Jeanne Willis)

    Year 3

    The Great Kapok Tree (Lynne Cherry)

    Jim and the Beanstalk (Raymond Briggs)

    Year 4

    Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona (Richard Platt)

    How to be Cooler than Cool (Sean Taylor)

    Year 5 The Boy at the Back of the Class (Onjali Q. Rauf)
    Year 6

    Viking Boy (Tony Bradman)

    The Boy in the Tower (Polly Ho-Yen)

Reading with the Reluctant

Recently our Family Champion hosted a Time to Talk session called Reading with the Reluctant alongside Alison Muir from BHISS.  Information and resources from the talk can be found below. 

Reading with the Reluctant Presentation

Reading with the Reluctant Poster

Reading with the Reluctant Resources 

Reading with the Reluctant Praise Coupons

Reading with the Reluctant Reward Mix

Reading with the Reluctant Supporting Apps

Reading Talks

The below PowerPoints contain information about how we teach reading at Mile Oak and will help you to support your children with their reading.

Reception Reading Talk

Please watch the videos below which are designed to support you in supporting your children to become confident readers. 

    Useful Websites

  • See Below for Useful Websites Linked to Reading

    NHS Eye Tests: Please ensure you get your child's sight tested regularly. Follow the link to find out about sight tests for school aged children.

    NHS Hearing Tests: Please ensure you get your child's hearing tested regularly. Follow the link to find out about hearing tests for school aged children.

    LoveReading4Kids: Fink book recommendations by age here.

    BookTrust HomeTime: Enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

    Hungry Little Minds: Your child’s brain grows the fastest during the first 5 years of life. Check out the top tips for simple activities that you can do with your child as part of your daily routine.


The school Reading Leaders are Mrs. Down and Ms. Taylor

If you have any questions about the school's Reading curriculum, contact your child's class teacher, Miss Taylor or Mrs Down via the school office. 

Listen to Our Teachers Read Stories...

No-Bot, the Robot with No Bottom by Sue Hendra


Five Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy


Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson


The Teacher Who Forgot Too Much- Steve Brezenoff

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Mrs Blackhat- Chloe & Mike Inkpen

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Guess How Much I Love You- Sam McBratney

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