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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

*Better comprehension

*Develops critical thinking skills

*Improves memory

Builds confidence

*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.