At Stanley Road we immerse children in high quality children's literature to not only help them to develop their skills as a reader but also a passion and enthusiasm for reading.
We have set out a list of books that children will study in detail as they move through the year groups at our school in addition to the Amazing Author topics that take place each year.
Books have been very carefully selected to ensure a broad range of subject matter, styles and levels of challenge. We include at least one 'classic' book each year that may challenge pupils with more difficult vocabulary and sentence structure but at the same time still engaging children with a timeless narrative.
As children progress through school they will get the chance to study and enjoy books by the following authors -
Raymond Briggs, John Burningham, Allan Ahlberg, Beatrix Potter, Enid Blyton, Clive King, Eoin Colfer, Jeremy Strong, Beverly Naidoo, Nicki Cornwell, Berlie Doherty, William Shakespeare, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Louis Sachar.
Teachers will also share books from more popular authors such as Julia Donaldson, Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson and David Walliams during story time.