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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

Year 1 Recommended Reads

Reading is one of the most important aspects of a child’s education and we would therefore like to share with you what reading at William Shrewsbury looks like. We have spent a lot of time (and money) over the last year developing many aspects of the reading curriculum and to ensure reading for pleasure becomes an essential part of this.

In our exciting book corners, each class has access to our Year 1 recommended reads list. This is a list of 50 books that children will be encouraged to aim to read throughout the year. This list also includes the books that the children will read and study in class (you can spot these by the stars). In KS1, the children will be working on a whole class challenge to tick off the books and read them together during story times. Parents can also purchase these books for home and most are available on Amazon. We’ve therefore attached the list for your child’s year group so that you can also have access to the books that are recommended for your child.

Oxford Owl

Please use to login to their e-book library. You will need to click on 'My Class Login' and then use the details below to access their range of e-books. 

My Class Name: year1ws

My Class Password: william

These books follow the same reading structure that we use in school and can be filtered to select your child's book band i.e. pink, red, yellow etc. 

Khan Academy Kids

Alternatively you could download 'Khan Academy Kids' which has a library of age appropriate texts for children. There is a variety of non-fiction and fiction texts within the library section of the app. The stories can be read aloud by the app of you can select 'read by myself'. There is also a weath of independent activites that the children can explore for English and Mathematics.