Whole Class Read

Throughout their lives at Parkfield we want our pupils to enjoy a range of texts and authors. They are to share as a class, read by the teacher or encouraged to read by the children. We try to link the books to the children's learning, especially in English and topic. We focus on the following texts in each class each half term:


Autumn Term 1

  • Starting School, by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

  • Have you filled a bucket today? By Carol McCloud

  • Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood

  • Friends, by Eric Carle

  • My Mum, by Anthony Browne

  • Superhero Dad, by Timothy Knapman

  • The Bumblebear, by Nadia Shireen

  • Enemy Pie, by Derek Munson

  • The Lion and the Mouse, by Mairi Mackinnon

  • Lost and Found, by Oliver Jeffers

  • Copy Cat by Ali Pye

  • Pip and Posy: the new friend

Autumn Term 2

  • Oliver’s Wood – Sue Hendra

  • Percy Park Keeper – the lost acorn

  • Pumpkin soup – Helen Cooper

  • The Jolly Christmas Postman

  • The Rainbow Fish

  • Twas the night before Christmas

  • Dear Santa – Rod Campbell

  • After the Storm by Nick Butterworth

  • Little Owl and the Star

  • The Hedgehogs Balloon

  • Autumn is Here

  • Woodland Bird Songs

  • Ferdie and the Falling Leaves

  • Welcome to the Woodland

  • The Lost Acorns

Spring Term 1

  • Wibbly pig books by Mick Inkpen

  • Is it time yet Wibbly Pig?

  • Kipper's Monster by Mick Inkpen

  • Kipper's Birthday

  • Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen

  • Everyone Hide

  • Why I Love my Daddy

Spring Term 2

  • Read contemporary versions of fairy tales with a twist. For example, Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole, The Great Fairy Tale Disaster by David Conway and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas.

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Cinderella

  • The Little Red Hen

  • The Gingerbread Man

  • The Three Little Pigs

  • The magic porridge pot

Summer Term 1

  • Pig Gets Lost Heather Amery

  • On the Farm Anna Milbourne and Alessandra Roberti

  • Stop that Cow! Mairi Mackinnon

  • A Squash and a Squeeze Julia Donaldson

  • Rabbits Don’t Lay Eggs Paula Metcalf

  • Sound-Button Stories: Portly Pig Axel Scheffler

  • Peg the Little Sheepdog Sandra Klaassen

  • Sound-Button Stories: Cuddly Cow Axel Scheffler

  • Farmyard Hullabaloo Giles Andreae

  • The Cow That Laid an Egg Andy Cutbill

  • The Very Best Sheepdog Pinny Grylls

  • Tractor in Trouble Heather Amery

  • The Naughty Sheep Heather Amery

Summer Term 2

  • Summer is Here!

  • Planting a Rainbow

  • Summer

  • A first book of the Sea

  • The book Poems about Seasons by Brian Moses

  • Kate Williams' What is Summer For? poem

  • Robert Louis Stevenson's Bed in Summer poem

  • Kenn Nesbitt's Dear Summer poem

  • Brian Moses' Poems about Seasons

Year 1

Autumn Term 1

  • Big Picture Book of London by Rob Lloyd Jones

  • We Completely Must go to London by Lauren Child

  • The Queen’s Hat by Steve Anthony

  • The Queen’s Knickers by Nicholas Allen

  • My first book of London by Charlotte Guillain

  • Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat where have you been? By Russell Punter

Autumn Term 2

  • Chicken Licken – Vera Southgate

  • Seasons (poems about) – Brian Moses

Spring Term 1

  • The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein

  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

  • Lost in the Toy Museum: An Adventure by David Lucas

  • Old Bear by Jane Hissey

  • Once There Were Giants by Martin Waddell

  • Me and My Family Tree by Joan Sweeney

  • Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families by Robie H. Harris

  • My Grandpa is Amazing by Nick Butterworth

  • My Grandma is Wonderful by Nick Butterworth

  • Grandad's Island by Benji Davies

  • Grandma's House by Alice Melvin

  • Alfie and Grandma by Shirley Hughes

  • The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson

Spring Term 2

  • Red: a crayon’s story by Michale Hall

  • Freddie the Fairy, by Julia Donaldson

  • Hansel and Gretal, flip up Fairy Tales.

Summer Term 1

  • Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth Eric Carle

  • Odd Dog Out Rob Biddulph

  • The Lion Inside Rachel Bright

  • Alan's Big, Scary Teeth Jarvis

  • My Name is Bob James Bowen

  • Welcome to the Zoo Alison Jay

  • Tigers James Maclaine

  • Animal Poems Jennifer Curry

  • The Hodgeheg Dick King-Smith

Summer Term 2

  • Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf who wouldn't go to school by Caryl Hart

  • Miss Molly's School of Manners by James Maclaine

  • Teacher: Busy People by Lucy M. George

  • Going to School by Rose Blake

  • First Day at Bug School by Sam Lloyd

  • Topsy and Tim: Start School by Jean Adamson

  • If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen

  • 100 Facts: Victorian Britain by Miles Kelly

  • Education Through the Years by Clare Lewis

  • Past in Pictures: A Photographic View of Schools by Alex Woolf

  • Going to School: Comparing Past and Present by Rebecca Rissman

  • Tell Me What You Remember: School by Sarah Ridley

  • Mapping a School by Jen Green

  • Your Local Area: School by Ruth Thomson

Year 2

Autumn Term 1

  • Little Red Reading Hood by Lucy Rowland

  • The Snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson

  • The little mermaid, Lady bird tales.

  • Seaside discover and share by Angela Royston

  • What can live at the beach? By John Paul Wilkins

Autumn Term 2

  • The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Romda and David Armitage

  • Lifeboat Crew: People Who Help Us - Nancy Dickman

  • Seashore: Nature Explorers - DK

  • Exploring the seashore - Holly Duhig

  • Captain Cook - Famous lives

  • Katie Morag and the new pier - Mairi Hedderwick

  • RSPB First Book of the Seashore - Derek Niemann

Spring Term 1

  • Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

  • George and the Dragon by Christopher Wormell

  • Greta and the Giants by Zoë Tucker

  • Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

  • The Great Explorer by Chris Judge

  • Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev

  • Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob) by Simon Bartram

  • The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

  • Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

  • Explorers of the Wild by Cale Atkinson

Spring Term 2

  • The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

  • Julia Donalson: Superworm

  • Lottie and Dottie sow carrots

  • The Enormous Turnip

  • Everything Big Cats

  • The Big Book of Wild Cats

  • The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

  • My first book of garden wildlife

  • The Garden

  • Plants

  • How do flowers grow?

  • Bee: natures tiny miracle.

Summer Term 1

  • The class will be reading Paddington at the Palace by Michael Bond.

  • The building boy by Ross Montgomory and David Litchfield

Summer Term 2

  • Little Red Reading Hood

Year 3

Autumn Term 1

  • George's Marvellous medicine By Roald Dahl

  • Stig of the Dump by Clive King.

Autumn Term 2

  • The Iron Man – Ted Hughes

  • Stardust – Jeanne Willis

Spring Term 1

  • William’s Doll by Zolotow

  • The magic paintbrush by Julia Donaldson

  • Pompeii: The Lost City (Collins Big Cat) by Fiona Macdonald

  • Mary Anning Fossil Hunter (Collins Big Cat) by Anna Claybourne

  • Pompeii (Young reading series) by Karen Ball

  • Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit

  • The Secrets of Vesuvius (The Roman Mysteries) by Caroline Lawrence

  • The Pebble in My Pocket: A History of Our Earth by Meredith Hooper

  • The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman

Spring Term 2

  • The Street Beneath Our Feet by Charlotte Guillain

  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

  • Stone Age

  • Stone Age, Bone Age!

  • The Secrets of Stonehenge

  • Explore! Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

  • Iron Age

  • Hill Forts

  • Discovery of a Bronze Age Village

Summer Term 1

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

  • Star in the Jar Sam Hag

  • Roman Tales: The Goose GuardsTerry Deary

  • Romans on the Rampage Jeremy Strong

  • The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice Marcia Williams

  • Rotten Romans - Horrible Histories Terry Deary

  • Classic Starts: Roman Myths Diane Namm

  • Boudica's Army - I Was There Hilary McKay

  • Tiger, Tiger: Collins Modern Classic Lynne Reid Banks

  • Chariots & Champions: A Play About Roman Britain Julia Donaldson

  • Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Roman Riddle Mike Nicholson

  • A Roman Adventure - The Histronauts Frances Durkin

Summer Term 2

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Year 4

Autumn Term 1

  • The great chocoplot by Chris Callaghan

  • Demon Dentist by David Walliams

  • Why do we eat? By Stephanie Turnbull

Autumn Term 2

  • BFG – Roald Dhal

  • How to train your dragon – Cressida Cowell

Spring Term 1

  • Stig of the Dump by Clive King

  • I am Fred by Nick Rolfe

  • Float by Daniel Miyares

  • The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

  • The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkein

  • Heidi (Vintage Classics) by Johanna Spyri

  • Wild Rock by Neil Champion

Spring Term 2

  • Donovan’s big day by Leslea Newman

  • Sharks

  • Weird Sea Creatures

  • See Under the Sea

  • Ocean: a children's encyclopaedia

  • The Deep Sea Floor

  • Super Shark

Summer Term 1

  • Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo

  • Aladdin and the enchanted lamp by Phillip Pullman

  • The class will be reading The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence.

Summer Term 2

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Year 5

Autumn Term 1

  • Cosmic - Frank Cottrell-Boyce

  • Tudor Times

  • A Tudor Home

Autumn Term 2

  • I believe in unicorns – Michael Morpurgo

Spring Term 1

  • The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

  • Worm loves worm by JJ Austrian

  • Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

  • Alone on a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo

Spring Term 2

  • The fantastic flying books of Mr Morris Lessmore

  • Scott of the Antartic by E and J Dawdeswell and Angela Seddon.

  • Introducing Teddy by Jessica Walton

  • Allotment - month by month

  • Food Chains - who eats what?

  • Cool stuff to grow

  • Secret life of trees

Summer Term 1

  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

  • The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie

  • The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Return to the Secret Garden Holly Webb

  • Charlotte's Web E. B. White

  • Farm Boy Michael Morpurgo

Summer Term 2

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Year 6

Autumn Term 1

  • The firework maker’s daughter by Phillip Pullman

  • Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis

Autumn Term 2

  • Goodnight Mr Tom - Michelle Magorian

  • Letters from the lighthouse – Emma Carroll

Spring Term 1

  • King & King by Linda De Han

  • A monster calls by Patrick Ness

  • The Heart and the Bottle Oliver Jeffers

Spring Term 2

  • Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

  • Heather Has Two Mummies by Leslea Newman

  • Arctic and Antarctic

  • Polar Scientist - the coolest job on the planet

  • Polar Climates

  • Polar Regions - Explorer travel guides

  • Polar Lands

  • Who Counts The Penguins

Summer Term 1

  • Fingerprint Wizards Steve Parker

  • The Usborne Complete Book of the Human Body Anna Claybourne

  • Bill's New Frock Anne Fine

  • Twelfth Night (A Shakespeare Story) Andrew Matthews

  • Solve a Crime (You do the Maths) Hilary Koll and Steve Mills

  • The Secret of Platform 13 Eva Ibbotson

  • Holes louis sacher

  • The Graveyard Book by Niel Gaiman

Summer Term 2

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