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Recommended Reads

Each half-term we have a class reading book which is read to children at the end of the day. At the end of the half-term the children create reviews about the books they have read.


Below are the reviews of the books which have been read in The Spring Term


The First Hippo on the Moon

Felicity – “All of the hippos argus that they’re the first one on the moon, it’s funny”


The Smartest Giant in Town

Harley – “I liked it because the giant was so big and kind”


Aliens Love Underpants

Alessio – “I love the book because it’s been really good!”


Year 1:

Best Friends

Phoebe – “I enjoy this book because it’s all about friendship”



Jackson – “I liked this book because they went to a park and a zip line which I love”


Year 2:


Ava – “I love reading about Paddington’s adventures, they’re funny!”


James and the Giant Peach

Evie-Lou – “I love the story of the giant flying peach! It’s great!”


Year 3:

Sleepover Takeover

Demi-Leigh – “I like the book because it’s funny and has an investigation in it”


The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Jack – “I love this book because I love the characters. My favourite is Flicher because he keeps getting himself into trouble but doesn’t get told off!”


Year 4:


Ellie – “I love it! My favourite character is Miss Trunchball because she’s funny and evil”

Mia – “My favourite part is when Matilda puts glue in her dad’s hat”


Year 5:

The Windrush Child

Gracie – “I love how Miss stops the story on a cliff-hanger, it makes me want to read more!”

Sophie – “My favourite character is Benjamin because he’s the author too!”


Year 6:

The Windrush Child

Jayden – “I love the story of the boat to England but he doesn’t like it at first! I’m excited to read what happens next!”


Into the Sideways World

Mason – “I love how they go into a perfect world where everything they want exists, this is why it’s called the Sideways world!”



Samuel – “I love it because it’s an adventure story and I love adventures”



Below are the reviews of the books which have been read in The Autumn Term

Year 1:

A Selection of Fairy Tales

"My favourite was The Trickle Tree because there was magic in it" - Freddie


Year 2:

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

"I liked it because I think I'm like the owl" - Zack

"My favourite part was when the owl thought he saw Santa, but it was an old lady" - Isla


The Magic Faraway Tree

"I'd give it a 10/10 because it has lots of funny bits in it" - Willow


Year 3:

The Iron Man

"My favourite character was the dragon as he was evil" - Riley

"My favourite part was when the Iron Man went into the water because he didn't know what would happen to him" - Ava

"It's been fun learning about who the Iron Man was" - Olly


Year 4:

The Boy at the Back of the Class

"It was funny because there was a boy who kept giving lemon sherbets to the new boy" - Lilly-Anna

"I'd give it a 9/10 because the pictures and words are funny" - Thomas



The Ice Monster

"My favourite part was when the child isn't supposed to be in the museum, but she gets caught" - Nixon

"I'd give it 8/10 because it's not my favourite book, but it's a great book" - Phoebe


Year 6:

Tom's Midnight Garden

"My favourite part has been learning about Tom living with his auntie" - Brooke

"There are some really funny, interesting parts early on in the book" - Mason


The Witches

"The Witches is good but a bit scary! It's nice to listen to at the end of the day" - Seanna


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

"I love it because I'm a big fan of Harry Potter. My favourite character is Hermione because she's the cool one" - Ruby