"Treat others the way you would like to be treated yourself."

Reading for Pleasure

'Making sure that children become engaged with reading from the beginning is therefore one of the most important ways to make a difference to their life chances, whatever their socio-economic background' DfE, 2021. 


At Christ the King we love reading and hope to instil a lifelong passion for reading in our children. Everyday our children are given the time to: read for pleasure, share their favourite books with others or listen to a book read aloud by an adult. Our aim is for children to understand and read different genres, themes and learn about a variety of authors as they move through the school. 

We celebrate World Book Day and Poetry Day each year, providing us with opportunities to share our love of literature with others. We have also been lucky enough to have authors visit us and share their journey to becoming published, their inspiration and their tips as well as giving us some illustrating tips too! Thank you to Rob Biddulph, Rachel Morrisroe and Helen Rutter.

Our school council requested a school library on behalf of their peers and we fundraised some lovely new books by doing a sponsored read. Our PFA even got in on the action and entered a competition to win us some amazing David Walliams books!

Recommended reads

Are you looking for books for your child to read at home? Has your child really enjoyed reading a book but now you don't know which book to get them next?

Click the links below to find a list of recommended books for your child's age group and help them continue their reading journey and love of books.

FS1 and FS2

FS1 and FS2 book lists 

KS1 book lists

KS1 book lists 

KS2 book lists 

Years 3 and 4 book lists 


Years 5 and 6 book lists

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Below you will see our half-termly Reading newsletters which provide updates with what our children have been doing in school around reading and lots of recommended reads from staff and children.  Look our for dates for our Reading Cafes where families are invited to share some recommended reads, juice and a biscuit with our children 


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