Dairy Meadow Primary and Nursery School



Recommended Reading Texts

At Dairy Meadow, we encourage all children to develop a passion for books and to explore those that they enjoy reading. Your child is provided with opportunities to read at school but we would also love to involve you as parents and carers in your child’s reading at home.

The department for education (2021) has reminded us that parents who support their children in reading books, prepare them to become committed and enthusiastic readers: they can change their attitudes to reading. Their children learn to focus and share the enjoyment of the story; they learn how stories start and finish, and how a plot unravels and is resolved; they learn that books can transport them elsewhere.

Below is a list of recommended books for Year Reception to Year 6 from Autumn term to Summer term. The books range from fiction, non-fiction, poetry and picture books too, as we encourage children to read a range of genres, regularly. Most have been recommended by the fantastic https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/, whom provide invaluable reading lists for all KS1 and KS2 children. I really recommend you keep an eye on their website for all the latest and up to date reading titles. 

As an incentive for your children and to make reading fun, we will be re-starting a reading challenge based on these books.

Once your child has read 10 books and provided evidence (summaries of the book, character descriptions, examples of blurbs etc.) they will earn a badge and certificate. In total there are 30 books to read and 3 badges and certificates to earn across the year. Many of these books can be found in the school library or in local libraries too.

We urge you to read regularly at home with your child for at least 10 minutes a day so they can become competent, confident and fluent readers.

We hope you and your child enjoy the books and the reading challenge. Enjoy!


Miss Joshi