Stanton St QuintinPrimary School

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SSQ Reading Spine

Here we proudly present our Stanton St Quintin Primary School and Nursery Reading Spine. 

Our carefully considered Reading Spine has been lovingly created by the teaching staff of Stanton Primary School (2021). Our Reading Spine is a collection of 108 books that we believe every child has the right to explore during their time at school and beyond.

We have selected a balance of classic and modern literature that either have valuable messages or life lessons at their core; celebrate differences and varied backgrounds or cultures; educate readers about real world events or issues; cover a varied range of topics or interests; value wellbeing and self-belief or simply instil a love of reading.

Our Reading Spine is not categorised into age groups as we believe that children's reading interests should not be defined by age. There is such greatness in the freedom to explore a book that you loved in Year 1 when you reach Key Stage 2, reigniting a love for early childhood books.T

hese books are accessible in our library and every child has a copy of our Reading Spine booklet to keep a record of the books they have explored from our Reading Spine. If your child no longer has their copy of the reading spine booklet, please do let your child's class teacher know.

Please find our beautiful Reading Spine below.

Reading is dreaming with your eyes wide open…