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What we are Reading in the Classroom


Our school literature spine sets out the core books that children will be introduced to in each year group. As a school, we have developed the literature spine to provide:


  • High quality, authentic texts that engage children and ensure good progress.

  • Supporting texts that enrich the children’s reading experience.

  • A mix of modern and classic texts that reflect our literary heritage.

  • Tales from a range of cultures.

  • Traditional tales in every year group.

  • Texts that support a range of writing genres and make meaningful links to the wider curriculum.

  • A range of quality fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual and film media.


The literature spine is reviewed and updated regularly to build on good practice and add any newly discovered books.