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Reading Books

Dear Parents,

We have prepared the following lists of recommended reading books as well as useful websites for children who are currently not in school. These include age-appropriate books for your child’s year group as well as websites with further activities and information in Literacy, Maths and Foundation subjects.

As mentioned previously, in the event of school closing please be assured that Home Learning packs will be made available with specific daily activities for each child.

The following list contains stories to appeal to children aged 5 and 6. These recommendations include a range of titles to cover all ability ranges.


That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton
Numenia and the Hurricane by Fiona Halliday
I Can Only Draw Worms by Will Mabbit
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton
You Can’t Take An Elephant on a Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle
Funnybones by Allan Ahlberg
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy
Cops and Robbers by Allan Ahlberg
The Emperor of Absurdia by Chris Riddell
There are Cats in This Book by Viviane Schwarz
Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake
Katie Morag’s Island Stories by Mairi Hedderwick
Avocado Baby by John Burningham
Dogger by Shirley Hughes
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson
You Choose! By Pippa Goodhart


100 Things to Know About Science – Usborne
Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth – Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton
A Street Through Time – Steve Noon
Little Kids First Big Book of Why – National Geographic
What a Waste: Rubbish, Recycling and Protecting our Planet
See Inside Your Body – Usborne
The Usborne Children’s Picture Atlas

Websites to support Phonics and Reading

 Websites to support Literacy

Websites to support Maths

Websites to support Foundation Subjects

Don’t forget to visit the class pages on our website for additional suggestions.