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Book Based Approach

Details of books and topics being taught

Please click a link for further information about what is being taught as part of each topic / book.Here is a list of the overall topic names and books which form the basis of our book based curriculum.
 
 
Nursery

 

Autumn 1
Focus Book - Olivers Vegetables by Alison Bartlett and Vivian French
 
Autumn 2
Focus Book - Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
 
Spring 1
Focus Book - The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle
Spring 2
Focus Book -
Wlaking Through the Jungle by Julie Lacome


 
Summer 1
Focus Book - Supertato by Sue Hendra
Summer 2
Focus Book - The Train Ride by June Crebbin

 
 

 
Reception
Autumn 1
Focus Book - Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
 
Autumn 2
Focus Book - The Gruffallo and other Julia Donaldson stories
Spring 1
Focus Book - Not Now Bernard by David McKee
Spring 2
Focus Book - Whatever Next and other Jill Murphy stories

 
Summer 1
Focus Book - We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
Summer 2
Focus Book - The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Stories
Year 1
Autumn 1
​Superheroes
​Book: Superworm byJulia Donaldson
Autumn 2
Story Settings Around the World
Spring 1
​Toys
​Book: Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Spring 2
Twisted Tales
Book: Jack and the Beanstalk / Kate and the Beanstalk
Summer 1
​Monsters
Book: ‘The Gruffalo’ Julia Donaldson
Summer 2
​Under the Sea
​Book: ‘The Rainbow Fish’ Marcus Pfister
Year 2
Autumn 1
A World of Colour
Book: ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ Drew Daywalt
Autumn 2
Dear Diary
Book: ’The Diary of the Killer Cat’ Anne Fine
Spring 1
​​Somewhere Beyond the Sea
Book: ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ Ronda and David Armitage
Spring 2
​​Imagine
Book: ‘My Brilliant Book’ Michael Broad
Summer 1
Giants!
Book: ‘The Selfish Giant’ Oscar Wilde
Summer 2
Mischief
Book: ‘The Twits’ Roald Dahl/’The Mischievians’ William Joyce.
Year 3
Autumn
​​Frozen
Books: ‘The Ice Palace’ Robert Swindells
​‘The Ice Bear’ Jackie Morris
Spring
Buried
Book: ‘The Iron Man’ Ted Hughes​
Summer
Active Planet
Book: ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ Philip Pullman​
Year 4
Autumn
​Shh, it’s a Secret
Book: ‘'The Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton
Spring
Invaders
Book: The saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones​
Summer
Up, Up and Away
Book: ‘My dad’s a Birdman’ David Almond
Year 5
Autumn
North America
Book: ‘Holes’ Louis Sachar
Spring
Out of this World
Book: ‘Aquila’ by Andrew Norriss
Summer
Groovy Greeks
Book: ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ Rick Riordan​
Year 6
Autumn
Castaway
Book: ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ Michael Morpurgo
Spring
Magic and Mystery
Book: ‘Skellig’ David Almond​
Summer
Amazing Amazonia
Book: ‘Journey to the River Sea’ Eva Ibbotson​
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