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Whole School Reading Spine


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

The Hodgeheg  (Dick King-Smith


Journey narrative

Matilda (Roald Dahl)





Warning tale

Jack and the Beanstalk



 Traditional tales

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)




The Abominables

(Eva Ibbotson)


Rescue narrative

Beowulf (Michael Morpurgo)



Defeating the Monster

Year 4

Charlie and the Chocolate   Factory  (Roald Dahl) 

 Rags to riches

Charlotte’s Web (E B White)






When the Whales Came (Michael Morpurgo)


 Warning tale

Iron Giant (Ted Hughes)






Beating the baddie

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter (Philip Pulman) 





Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)





Year 5

The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)



Beating the baddie


(Michael Morpurgo)



Wishing tale 

Pandora’s Box





Warning tale

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


Character transformation

Skellig (David Almond)





Kensuke’s Kingdom (Michael Morpurgo)


Keeping a secret 

Year 6

Touching the Void (Joe Simpson)


Rescue narrative

Private Peaceful (Michael Morpurgo)



Character transformation

 Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)


Rags to riches 

The Autobiography of Mulan (Kate Morris)


Overcoming a threat

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)





Quest narrative

Clockwork (Philip Pullman)




Character flaw