Reading is at the heart of learning.
Reading is a doorway that opens up the whole culture to the reader.
It helps children relax as well as, opening their minds to new knowledge.
Why is reading so important?
*Reading improves vocabulary
*Develops critical thinking skills
*Improves writing skills
*It develops emotions
Suggested reading list for Year 3/4
- Charlotte’s Web, E B White
- Millions, Frank Cottrell Boyce
- Cautionary Tales for Children, Hilaire Belloc
- King Arthur, Andrew Lang
- Aesop’s Fables
- Myths of the Norseman, Roger Lancelyn Green
- Tales of the Greek Heroes, Roger Lancelyn Green
- Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Brothers Grimm
- The Twits, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
- Stig of the Dump, Clive King
- The Iron Man, Ted Hughes
- Flat Stanley, Jeff Brown
- The Famous Five, Enid Blyton
- The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
- James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
- The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Roald Dahl
- The Dancing Bear, Michael Morpurgo
- The Butterfly Lion, Michael Morpurgo
- King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Roger Lancelyn Green
- Roman Mysteries (series), Caroline Lawrence
- Beric the Briton: a story of the Roman invasion, G A Henty
- Arthur, High King of Britain, Michael Morpurgo
- The King Arthur Trilogy, Rosemary Sutcliff
April is 'National Humour Month'.
Click the link below to read a range of short, funny stories.