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South Green Junior

 

Whole School Reading Spine

 

 

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

The Hodgeheg  (Dick King-Smith

 

Journey

narrative

The Abominables

(Eva Ibbotson)

 Rescue narrative

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

(Phillip Pullman) 

 

Traditional tales

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

(C.S. Lewis)

 

  

 

Portal

Matilda

(Roald Dahl)

 

 

 

 

  

Warning tale

 

Beowulf (Michael Morpurgo)

  

 

 

 

Defeating the Monster

 

 

Perry Angel's Suitcase

(Glenda Millard)

  

 

Rags to Riches

Year 4

Charlie and the Chocolate   Factory  (Roald Dahl) 

 Rags to riches

Charlotte’s Web

(E B White)

  

Losing and finding

When the Whales Came (Michael Morpurgo)

 

 

 Warning tale

 

Iron Giant (Ted Hughes)

 

 

 

 

 

Beating the baddie

 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

(Kate DiCamillo

 

 

  

Character transformation 

Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)

 

 

   

Portal

 

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter (Philip Pulman) 

 

 

Quest 

narrative

 

Year 5

The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)

  

Beating the baddie

Pinocchio

(Michael Morpurgo)

 

 Wishing tale 

Pandora’s Box

  

  

 

 

  

Warning tale

 

There’s A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (Louis Sachar)

 

  

Character transformation

 

Skellig

(David Almond)

 

 

  

Rescue 

narrative

 

Kensuke’s Kingdom (Michael Morpurgo)

 

 

 

 

Keeping a secret 

 

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

(Joan Aitken)

 

 

Overcoming a threat

 

 

Year 6

Touching the Void (Joe Simpson)

 Rescue narrative

Private Peaceful (Michael Morpurgo)

  

 Character transformation

Dodger

 (Terry Pratchett)

 

 

Rags to riches 

 

The Autobiography of Mulan (Kate Morris)

 

 

Overcoming a threat

 

The Girl of Ink and Stars

 (Kiran Millwood Hargrave)

 

 

 Quest narrative

 

Clockwork (Philip Pullman)

 

 

 

 

Character flaw

 

Rooftoppers

(Katherine Rundell)

 

 

 

 

Overcoming a threat