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Key Texts

For English, key texts are used as a basis for teaching reading and writing skills.  The texts link to other areas of the curriculum, such as science and history, and are chosen for their high quality and pupil appeal.  The texts are also linked to pupil expectations for their age and include fiction and non-fiction.  The texts also form part of our approach to teaching reading which is called 'Destination Reader' which uses established, highly regarded, authors' texts in order to establish a love of reading.  Below are the key texts which inform our teaching. 

 

 

Year group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Nur

Family and friends

(see list)

Animals

(see list)

Changes

(see list)

Rec

Houses and homes

(see list)

Food

(see list)

Transport

(see list)

1

Science – Living things, Uses of materials

(Stickman/Bumble Bear)

History – The greatest explorers

(Henry the explorer)

(Where the Wild things are)

(I am Amelia Earhart) 

Science – Types of animals

(Harry the poisonous Centipede)

2

Science – Living things

(Incredible book eating boy)

History – Holidays

DT – Seaside snacks

(Daisy and the trouble with kittens)

Science - Habitats

(Charlotte’s web)

3

History – The Stone Age

 

(The Great Storm – Stone Age Tales) 

(How to live like a Stone-age Hunter)

(Horrible Histories) 

 

Science  - climate and weather

(Charlie and the chocolate factory)

Geography - coasts

(The butterfly lion)

4

Science – dangers to living things

(James and the giant peach)

Science – Human nutrition

PSHE – Healthy Me

DT – Seasonal food

(Giant)

(Escape from Pompeii) – History – 20/21

Art – Jewellery Designer

PSHE - Relationships

 (Boy in the dress)

 

5

Geography – Changes in our local environment

(Stig of the Dump)

RE – Life’s big questions (Wonder)

History - Journeys

(Journey to the River Sea)

6

History – Impact of war

(Goodnight Mister Tom)

RE – Belief

(Skellig)

Science – Review

(Cosmic) 

 

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