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Reading Challenge

This year, Lynch Hill is starting a whole school reading challenge to encourage the children to read more frequently. This is in addition to their daily reading task. Every child will have their reading challenge sticker booklet attached to their homework dairies to keep track of their achievements. At the back of the sticker booklet, you will find a list of recommended books for your child. Please select 5 books, which will be suitable and of interest to your child. We request that the child reads the entire book and learns new words by searching for their definitions. We encourage that the child writes down these words into their booklets to enhance their vocabulary. Once your child has demonstrated they have finished reading the books, please sign the booklet for each one. For our younger children, please support them read the selected books together and write down new language in their booklets. Encourage them to repeat the words after you so they can learn new words and sounds. You may sign their booklet once you have completed reading the book together.

Why is reading important?           

Numerous studies show that reading for pleasure has a huge impact on children’s educational performance. In addition, evidence suggests that children who read for pleasure not only perform better at assessments, but also develop a broader vocabulary, enhanced general knowledge and a better understanding of the world around them. In fact, reading is more likely to determine whether a child progresses in school than their social or economic status.

What difference can I make as a parent?

It is incredibly vital for young readers to hear stories being read to them. This allows exposure to a wide range of words and new sounds, which will help them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding of word structure. You can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books, by spending some time reading books together and encouraging them to read to you as well.

Please help us support this reading journey through regular reading at home.

 

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS!

 Key:     Great Beginnings    Hooked to Books      Literary Gems  

EYFS

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

1. Happy to be me- Emma Dodd

1. Happy to be me- Emma Dodd

1. The Jolly Postman, or, Other people’s letters- Janet Alhberg

1. The Owl who was afraid of the dark- Jill Tomlinson

1. The enormous Crocodile- Roald Dahl

1. The Giraffe, the Pelly and me- Roald Dahl

1. The Witches- Roald Dahl

2. The Tiger who came to Tea- Judith Kerr

2. The Tiger who came to Tea- Judith Kerr

2. The further adventures of Owl and the Pussy Cat- Julia Donaldson

2. The day the crayons quit-Oliver Jeffers

2. Lost and Found- Oliver Jeffers

2.The Butterfly Lion- Michael Morpurgo

2. The Wind in the Willows- Kenneth Graham

3. The very Hungry Caterpillar- Eric Carte

3. The very Hungry Caterpillar- Eric Carte

3. I Want My Hat Back- Jon Klassen

3.Dogger- Shirley Hughes

3. Zoo- Anthony Browne

3.The Enchanted Wood- Enid Blyton

3. The Hobbit- J R R Tolkien

4. Each Peach Pear Plum- Janet Alhberg

4. Each Peach Pear Plum- Janet Alhberg

4. The Tale of Peter Rabbit- Beatrix Potter

4. I love you to the moon and back- Amelia Hepworth

4. Fungus the Bogeyman- Raymond Briggs

4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll

4.Private Peaceful- Michael Morpurgo

5. The Snowman- Raymond Briggs

5. The Snowman- Raymond Briggs

5. The Cat in the Hat- Dr Seuss

5.We’re going on a bear hunt- Michael Rosen

5. Flat Stanley- Jeff Brown

5. Gangster Granny- David Walliams

5. Charlotte’s Web- E. B White

6. The Gruffalo’s Child- Julia Donaldson

6. The Jolly Postman, or, Other people’s letters- Janet Alhberg

6. The Owl who was afraid of the dark- Jill Tomlinson

6. The enormous Crocodile- Roald Dahl

6. The Giraffe, the Pelly and me- Roald Dahl

6. The Witches- Roald Dahl

6. Holes- Louis Sachar

7. Blue Hat Green Hat- Sandra Boynton

7. The further adventures of Owl and the Pussy Cat- Julia Donaldson

 

7. The day the crayons quit-Oliver Jeffers

7. Lost and Found- Oliver Jeffers

7.The Butterfly Lion- Michael Morpurgo

7. The Wind in the Willows- Kenneth Graham

7. Wonder- R.J Palacio

8. The Highway Rats- Julia Donaldson

8. I Want My Hat Back- Jon Klassen

8.Dogger- Shirley Hughes

8. Zoo- Anthony Browne

8.The Enchanted Wood- Enid Blyton

8. The Hobbit- J R R Tolkien

8. The Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning- Lemon Snicket

 

9. Blue Penguin- Petr Horacek

9. The Tale of Peter Rabbit- Beatrix Potter

9. I love you to the moon and back- Amelia Hepworth

9. Fungus the Bogeyman- Raymond Briggs

 

9. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll

9. Private Peaceful- Michael Morpurgo

9.. The Last Wolf- Michael Morpurgo

10. Zog- Julia Donaldson

10. The Cat in the Hat- Dr Seuss

10.We’re going on a bear hunt- Michael Rosen

10. Flat Stanley- Jeff Brown

10. Gangster Granny- David Walliams

10. Charlotte’s Web- E. B White

10.King Kong- Anthony Browne

11. The Jolly Postman, or, Other people’s letters- Janet Alhberg

11. The Owl who was afraid of the dark- Jill Tomlinson

11. The enormous Crocodile- Roald Dahl

11. The Giraffe, the Pelly and me- Roald Dahl

11. The Witches- Roald Dahl

11. Holes- Louis Sachar

11. War Horse- Michael Morpurgo

12. The further adventures of Owl and the Pussy Cat- Julia Donaldson

12. The day the crayons quit-Oliver Jeffers

12. Lost and Found- Oliver Jeffers

12.The Butterfly Lion- Michael Morpurgo

12. The Wind in the Willows- Kenneth Graham

12. Wonder- R.J Palacio

12.The fellowship of the Ring- J R R Tolkien

13. I Want My Hat Back- Jon Klassen

13.Dogger- Shirley Hughes

13. Zoo- Anthony Browne

13.The Enchanted Wood- Enid Blyton

13. The Hobbit- J R R Tolkien

13. The Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning- Lemon Snicket

13. The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson

14. The Tale of Peter Rabbit- Beatrix Potter

14. I love you to the moon and back- Amelia Hepworth

14. Fungus the Bogeyman- Raymond Briggs

14. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll

14.Private Peaceful- Michael Morpurgo

14. The Last Wolf- Michael Morpurgo

14. Phoenix- SF Said

15. The Cat in the Hat- Dr Seuss

15. Lost and Found- Oliver Jeffers

15. Flat Stanley- Jeff Brown

15. Gangster Granny- David Walliams

15. Charlotte’s Web- E. B White

15.King Kong- Anthony Browne

15. The Goldfish Boy- Lisa Thompson