Phonics & Reading

Please click on the link below to read some ideas for developing reading:

A guide to phonics at Burston (1)

A guide to the phonics teaching sequence

Reading at Burston & Tivetshall

Please click here to see a progression of reading skills, linked to book bands

Reading progression Document

For more great reads, please click on the link:

100 best books Book Trust

Reading catch ups

Please click on the link to read the catch ups

reading review catch up edition 1

reading review catch up edition 2

reading review catch up edition 3

Thank you for the parental suggestions for top reads. Here is a selection of texts :

Julia Donaldson – starting with Toddle Waddle for toddlers and preschoolers and working through her vast collection.

Favourites include:
The Snail and the Whale
The Gruffalo

Michael Rosen
We’re going on a Bear Hunt

Judith Kerr:
The Tiger who came to Tea
Mog Books – ‘Mog’s Bad Thing’ is a favourite

Cressida Cowell:
This Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown
How to trains your Dragon books

Enid Blyton:
The Famous Five collection
The Magic Faraway Tree

Frances Hodgson-Burnett
The Secret Garden –

Michael Morpurgo
Animal Tales

Colin Dann
The Animals of Farthing Wood

Philippa Pearce
Tom’s Midnight Garden

Adult recommended reads:

Markus Zusak
The Book Thief

Amitav Ghosh
The Glass Palace

Heather Morris
The Tattooist of Auschwitz

William P Young
The Shack

Dean Koontz
The City

Art Spiegelman
The Complete Maus

Toni Morrison

To see some fantastic book recommendations, please click on the powerpoint presentation.

Bookflix Powerpoint

Reading Ambassadors

In the Spring Term 2020 we launched the ‘Reading Ambassadors’ scheme. This is an award to recognise those pupils who are passionate advocates of reading and books. Our reading ambassadors are able to recommend books, celebrate reading and are role models for other children.


Reading Roundups

For the academic year 2020-2021 we will be sending out regular ‘Reading Roundups’. Please click on the editions as they are added to the website to find out more!

Reading Roundup Ed1 B