English and Reading News

Welcome to the English and Reading news page.

Here you will find interesting videos, information and news about the fantastic reading events taking place at Engayne.

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Congratulations to all our completers who took part in the summer read challenge

Benjamin, Kye. Oliver, Jake, Mark, Harry, Albert, Alexander, Daniel, Zak, Charlie, Nicky, Elodie, Katie, Georgia, Amelie, Ruiyang, Durga, Louise, Charlotte. Isabella, Harriet, Abigail, Chloe, Emerald, Indira, Harry, Olivia, Seb, Toby, Daisy, Isabel, Emily, Charlie, Jack, Abigail, Imogen, Harley, Willow, Raya, Max. Piers, Henry, William, Charlie, Samuel, Robert, Jake, Toby, Freddie, Anjayen, Finn, Jai, Fin, Millie, Amber, Beatrice, Millie, Maisie, Sophia, Liam, Ellis, Teddy, Daniel, Willow, Emilia, Bethony, Mair, Phoebe, Connor, Emilio, Rafael, Mikhail, Jack, James, Aiden, Hanelle Mae, Danny, Coco, Daisy, Phoebe, Tennessee, Andrea, Francesca, Paris, Charlotte, Holly, Thomas, Samuel, Joseph, Joseph, Lucas, Logan, Oliver, Isha, Lucksha, Olivia, Lucy, Ella. Amber, Madison, Laura, Eva. Charlie, Blake, William, James, Abraham, Matthew, Harry, William, Layla, Vella, Isabelle, Ruby, Ava, Luke, James, Steven, Ray, Luke, Olivia, Mia, Holly, Bebe, Alayna, Eva, Grace, Freddie.


 Calling budding authors! Think you can write a bedtime story? Then check out the link below  for a fantastic competition to do just that!

2017 Bedtime Story Competition


Please click on the various links to find useful sites and helpful information for all things English related!

EYFS and KS1 phonics and reading


For fun games and activities which are free


Another useful site for phonic fun and useful tips


Super range of free ebooks to read and a phonics screening test generator to work on those alien words


Our school BUG CLUB subscription will offer books and SPAG activities for all the children.

KS2 reading:

A site enabling parents to download extracts of books to sample, to try out different authors with their children.




A site dedicated to helping children and parents to find out about children’s books. Each area on the site provides information about new and classic titles with expert advice to help you find the best children’s books available.




A comprehensive book review site, which also contains some writing games too.




An excellent resource site, offering tests and games for KS2 English.





Don’t forget the Library Summer Read competition ANIMAL AGENTS ……Good luck!



Please click on these links for the common word lists for each year group found  on year group page


Looking for advice on what to read?

Click on our recommended reads list for the year group found on year group page  for some inspiration!




Our Patrons Of Reading

What is a patron of reading? A patron of reading is an author who works with specific schools to help promote reading and inspire writing.


Who are our patrons of reading? We are lucky enough to have two patrons called Nicola Davies and Valerie Bloom.

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Nicola Davies

She is very passionate and curious about the natural world around her. She uses her excitement for nature to inspire her writing.

Valerie Bloom