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Book lists

The downloads in this area of our website are all book lists.

These feature some of our favourite titles and there are selections to suit all ages.

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Booklists
26/11/2018
Christmas Bibliotherapy: Staff Picks for 2018

Christmas Bibliotherapy: Staff Picks for 2018

We genuinely think there is little better present than to receive the gift of a book at Christmas.  It can allow you to choose something so personal and thoughtful for a treasured friend to reflect your friendship or relationship, or…

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27/10/2018
November Literature Review

November Literature Review

Self-worth: something that is neither pre-determined nor fixed. We all must have a sense of high self-worth in varying degrees at different points in our lives. Or maybe not. Maybe some people never have the sense that they’re of value.…

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17/09/2018
September & October Literature Review

September & October Literature Review

When we began to curate this – our first Literature Review of the academic year, we had in mind the theme of magic. And there certainly is magic within each book, yes, but there is so much more than that,…

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26/07/2018
Summer Biblio-therapy: Staff Picks for Summer 2018

Summer Biblio-therapy: Staff Picks for Summer 2018

In what promises to be a long and hot summer like no other in recent memory, we are certain there are going to be opportunities aplenty for taking refuge in some shade and losing yourself in a good book, whether…

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30/06/2018
July Literature Review

July Literature Review

We live in a dangerous world, don’t we? In times of the Neanderthals, early man battled with the elements, lack of food and wild animals: all threats to life and limb. Since then, wonderful inventions, discoveries and changes to how…

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01/06/2018
June Literature Review

June Literature Review

Following this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which ran from May 14th-18th, and rather ironically coincided with key stage 2 SATS week, this month’s literature review theme is one of health and well-being: both physical and mental. Its not ‘news’…

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25/03/2018
April Literature Review

April Literature Review

With the vernal equinox in mind, this month’s selection of texts is full of life and colour: all three are beautifully illustrated and all convey a sense of vitality, newness and growth. But the growth element runs deeper too because…

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27/02/2018
March Literature Review

March Literature Review

 Last month, we reflected upon the power of literature that explores the darker side of life and how important this can be for children in supporting them to develop resilience to, and understanding of, their world. We shared Matt de…

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29/01/2018
February Literature Review

February Literature Review

After a brief time of hibernation with the many amazing books we were gifted for Christmas, we are delighted to bring to you our first literature review of this shiny New Year and this particular one is something of a…

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29/11/2017
Christmas Biblio-therapy: Staff Picks for 2017

Christmas Biblio-therapy: Staff Picks for 2017

We believe books can make for the best presents and as we are often asked what books we would buy for our own family or friends, and particularly in a year with such a huge range of excellent new releases…

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27/10/2017
November Literature Review

November Literature Review

What if thoughts really do become things? What if the power of the human mind could be used to summon that which we needed? And what if our imagination could save us in the most unexpected of situations? It’s not…

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30/09/2017
October 2017 Literature Review

October 2017 Literature Review

It is the human condition to have preferences, to enjoy predictability and routine but there is much to be said about leaving one’s comfort zone, trying new things and pushing boundaries. There have been numerous studies on ‘growth’ versus ‘fixed’…

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29/08/2017
September 2017 Literature Review

September 2017 Literature Review

In times where things may appear rather bleak in our world, literature is always going to be the medium through which beauty, tales of resilience, exploration and discovery can be transferred to readers the world-over. And what better time than…

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01/06/2017
June Literature Review

June Literature Review

As always, we have been spoilt for choice in selecting texts for this month’s review and were delighted to find, among the many newly-published children’s books, that two authors we already adore have new works on the bookshop shelves: Neil…

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02/05/2017
May Literature Review

May Literature Review

We’ve been absolutely spoilt in putting together this month’s literature review- there is such an array of wonderful books that have just been published and we’ve greedily inhaled several in order to whittle down our selection to three: Tidy by…

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18/04/2017
April Literature Review

April Literature Review

We’ve selected three very different books for our April Literature Review: the first is about a triangle; the second – a rabbit; and the third is a non-fiction work of art about animals. We hope reading these you feel inspired…

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Sequences

  • The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

    KS: LKS2 / UKS2, Lower KS2, R & KS1 / LKS2

    Year Group: Year 3

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  • I Am Henry Finch

    KS: R & KS1, R & KS1 / LKS2

    Year Group: Reception

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  • The Lion and the Unicorn

    KS: LKS2 / UKS2, Lower KS2, R & KS1 / LKS2

    Year Group: Year 4

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Training

  • 14 Dec

    Teach Through a Text in Year 6

    Suitable for: Year 6

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  • 11 Jan

    Teaching Reading Comprehension in LKS2

    Suitable for: Years 3 & 4

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  • 18 Jan

    Teaching Reading Comprehension in UKS2

    Suitable for: Years 5 & 6

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Blog & Booklists

  • Christmas Bibliotherapy: Staff Picks for 2018

    Posted On: 26/11/2018

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  • November Literature Review

    Posted On: 27/10/2018

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  • Why Purpose and Audience, Not Genre, is Key to Teaching Writing

    Posted On: 05/10/2018

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