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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Reading Lighthouse


We believe that reading should be an enjoyable activity, and that one of the greatest gifts we can give a child is the ability to read.  In addition to specific guided reading, we have 15 minutes of selected 'Reading Lighthouse' where classic novels, important to the children's appreciation of the amazing world of books, are read and shared. These books have been selected to inspire class teaching and reading, of which there are 76 classic novels in Key stage one and reception, and 36 in year three to six. These books are listed below and can be read to you if you click on the book links by the titles.

 Southfields Reading Lighthouse

Reception Early Reading Autumn Term - Young Children's Classic

Click on the books to have them read to you online

 The tiger who came to tea

 Little Rabbit Foo Foo

 The very hungry caterpillar

 The bad tempered ladybird

Reception Early Reading - Spring term



  Elmer and the rainbow

 Elmer and the teddy

 Elmer and Wilbur

Reception - Early Reading Summer Term

Focus on Mog texts by Judith Kerr

 Mog's Bad Thing 

 Mog and the Baby

 Mog the forgetful cat

 Mog and the V E T.....A toddler reads Mog and the Vet one is too young to try to retell their favourite story 

Year 1- Autumn Term

Rainbow fish and Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg

 Rainbow Fish to the Rescue

 The Rainbow Fish

 The Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale

 Funnybones: A Bone Rattling Collection

 The Jolly Postman

Year 1 - Spring Term

Harry and the dinosaurs

 Harry and the Dinosaurs have a very busy day

  Harry and the dinosaurs birthday 

 Harry and the Dinosaurs go to school 

 Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs


Year 1 - Summer term

Texts by Julia Donaldson

  The Gruffalo 

 The Gruffalo's child

 The smartest giant in town

 A squash and a squeeze

Year 2 - Autumn Term

Jill Murphy texts- linked to the large family

 The Large Family: Lester Learns a Lesson

 The Large Family: Luke Tidies Up

 The Large Family: Laura Bakes a Cake

 Five Minutes' Peace

Spring term - Year 2

Traditional tales- alternative versions/ ones with a twist

 The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.

 The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf.

 The Wolf's Story.

 Snow white in New York

Summer term- Year 2

Roald Dahl (versions with some pictures and text)

  The Enormous Crocodile

 Fantastic Mr Fox

Reading Lighthouse Resources

Key stage 2- Year 3

  James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

 The Otter who wanted to know by Jill Thompson

 The Julian Stories by Ann Cameron

 George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

 Cinderboy by Laurence Anholt and Arthur Robins

  The True Story of the Wolf and the Three Little Pigs

 The Hodgehed by Dick King Smith

 Dear Olly by Michael Morpurgo (Listen to ideas on how to be a writer by Michael Morpurgo)

 Cool by Michael Morpurgo

  Escape from Shrangi La

Year 4 Reading Lighthouse Books

 The Enchanted Horse by Magdalen Nabb

 Dinosaurs by Michael Foremen

 The amazing story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo

 Kasper-Price of Cats by Michael Morpurgo

 Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

 The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

 Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo

Year 5 - Reading Lighthouse

 The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber

 The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

 The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

 Why the Whale came by Michael Morpurgo

 Stig of the Dump by Clive King

 Street Child by Bernie Doherty

 Nobody's Eyes by Michael Morpurgo

 King and the Cloud Forests by Michael Morpurgo

 Aquila by Andrew Norris

 War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

 Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Year 6 - Reading Lighthouse

 Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson

 The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

 The Wreck of Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo (Watch a real dive into the wreck of the Zanzibar)

 Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo (Watch children act out a scene from Private Peaceful)

 Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz

 Kenzuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

 Long way home by Michael Morpurgo (5 Most popular questions asked of Michael)

 Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (An interview with Antony from book to film)

 Toro! Toro by Michael Morpurgo (Michael is interviewed on how animals inspired his books and writing)


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