At Fleetville Junior School, we are keen to promote a love of reading and encourage children to explore books from different genres. 

The children are given a variety of opportunities to read for pleasure and be introduced to different authors. There is designated time each day for the children to listen to stories read aloud and time throughout the week for key reading skills to be taught in whole class and 1:1 sessions. 


Year Group Recommended Reads

We have recently devised new recommended reading lists age-appropriate books for children in each year group. The The lists contains of books from different genres and we hope there is something for everyone. When creating the lists, we looked at recommended lists which had already been produced online and looked at the types of books that our children were borrowing from the school library. 

The books that we have chosen explore a range of themes and topic that are appropriate to the age of the children and can promote discussions at a suitable level. 

Each child will be issued with a Book Club Card. If they choose to read a book from the recommended read list, they can visit a member of the Senior Leadership Team to receive a stamp on their card. Once have completed their card they will receive a certificate and be able to choose a book form our book vending machine. 

A copy of all of the books will be available in the school library. 

Downloadable Recommended ReadsLists

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free” Frederick Douglass


The staff and children were all inspired by the wonderful writing of Onjali Q. Raúf when reading ‘The boy at the back of the class’. Pupils and staff were privileged to attend a talk she did as part of Refugee Week. Everyone was inspired to help however they could ; the school’s Sustainable Development Goalkeepers planned and ran a cake stall with all proceed going to a local refugee charity. The power of books is truly astounding. 

A message from Onjali Q. Raúf

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As part of their legacy, the Year 6 class of 2021 raised money for a book vending machine. Children who consistently show the school values are able to select a book from the vending machine to take home. The books in the machine are carefully chosen and either link to the subjects taught in the children's Learning Journey or their interests. There are a variety of picture books, fiction and non-fiction books available to choose from.