School Reading List for Primary Schools

Are you looking to support your child with their reading at home? Would you like some suggestions for suitable, age appropriate high quality texts?

Please see School Reading List for Primary Schools  which is curated and reviewed by librarians, parents and teachers, who meet each summer to discus which books have worked well with groups of children, including new releases within the last 12 months. Click on the tab for your child’s age group to see the most up to date list of recommended books along with advice and ideas for ways to support and engage your child in reading. The lists are regularly updated and are a great starting point for finding high quality books!

According to the Reading Agency, ‘We often see stories in the press about declining reading frequency and concerns that parents are not reading to their children often enough. But why does it matter? There is strong evidence linking reading for pleasure and educational outcomes. We know that academic attainment is of vital importance, but the benefits of reading for pleasure go beyond this and stretch throughout a person’s life’.

For further information about Reading Reading Agency Reading for Pleasure Report

At St Thomas More School, we want to support families in bringing reading for pleasure into their lives at home and at school. Please do take some time to look through this information and come and speak to us if you need further help or ideas for encouraging your children to read – or indeed, anything reading related!