Reading Spine 2021-22
The children are provided with a rich reading curriculum throughout their journey at Oakham. Our group reading sessions, class novels and independent reading all designed to foster and encourage a love of reading and expose children to a rich and varied diet of stories from many genres, times and cultures.
Class teachers will also use extracts from many other texts and authors as stimuli for writing units as well as others linked to topics in the wider curriculum.
To support the transition to KS1, children will read and listen to a range of works form the following authors:
Traditional Tales & Fairy Stories
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
13 Story Treehouse
Stig of the Dump.
Why the Whales Came
The Firework Maker’s Daughter
The Iron Man
How to Train Your Dragon
The Snow-Walkers Son
Selection of Real Reads including:
A Christmas Carol, Frankenstein, Dracula, Moby Dick, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, A Study in Scarlett, All Quiet on the Western Front, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Great Expectations, Hamlet, Huckleberry Finn, Jane Eyre, Les Miserables, Oliver Twist, Silas Marner, South, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Moonstone, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Sign of the Four, The Time Machine, The Woman in White, The War of the Worlds, Tom Sawyer, Wuthering Heights,
Spelling at Oakham
We strive to make the teaching of spelling both enjoyable and purposeful. It is our hope that no child will leave school with gaps in their spelling knowledge but instead embark on the next steps along their educational journey full of confidence and ambition. Our aims include: