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Our Core Books


“It is crucial for children to develop a life-long love of reading”. Development Matters 2021

“The number of books your child has encountered by the age of six is a positive predictor of their reading ability two years later.”

To truly support our children to develop a deep love of reading and stories we focus our learning around 3-4 key stories each half term. By connecting children’s wider learning and development back to these stories, children develop their awareness and understanding of the events, characters, and themes, as well as providing a rich range of vocabulary and language structures.

Our core texts may lean towards different topics across the year, such as growing vegetables in the summer, or our homes and families at the start of the year, but our learning activities grow from the book, rather than the topic.

Just a few of our key stories have included:

  Click here to learn more about the Little Wandle Foundation for a Love of Reading.