'Imagine a primary school where over 7 to 8 years children are read to, enjoy, discuss and work with around 82 core books. These 'essential reads' would be a store of classic, creating a living library inside a child's mind. This is the readings spine.'
Pie Corbett - Pie Corbett's reading spine.
At Our Lady of Grace we have adapted this reading spine to ensure that all of our children will be continually immersed in a high quality texts throughout their journey with us.
The topic overview below show how each topic is linked to the essential text for the half term.
If you require any further information on the school`s curriculum please contact the Head of School, Mrs Rigby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Year 1 & 2||Once Upon a Time||Celebrate with a BANG!||Polar Regions||On the Move||On Safari||Land Ahoy!|
|Avocado Baby||Elmer||Lost & Found||Cops & Robbers||The Tiger Who Came to Tea||Where the Wild Things Are|
|Year 3 & 4||Monstrous Mountains||CATastrophes in Britain||Where in the World||Battles that made Britain||Magical Places||Iron Age|
|The Abominables||Cat Tales||Hansel & Gretel||The Battle of Bubble & Squeak||The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe||The Iron Man|
|Hanley Museum - Rocks Workshop||Roman Soldier Workshop||Theatre/Fieldwork for Rivers|
|Year 5 & 6||The Magical World of Harry Potter||World War II||Brazil||North America||Germany||The Titanic|
|Harry Potter and the Philosopher`s Stone||Fireweed||Journey to the River Sea||Holes||Clockwork||The Arrival|
Stanley Head (Residential)
Alton Castle (Residential)
|Topic||Class Text||Educational Visit|