Literacy News

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.


Ava from 6F last year won the R.E spirited poetry competition which means we will be getting a prize! There were hundreds of entries from schools all over the country so this is a huge achievement!

Ava’s poem is published on the website under ‘The Mystery of Life’.

Mrs Rebeugeot set a competition for KS2 to write down an idea for a story. Quite a few children entered. The winners were: Millie BW 5G and Naimh 3RB . Prizes for the winners and those taking part were given out in assembly. Keep your eyes open for other competitions thoughout the year!

Looking for advice on what to read?

Thank you for completing the parent survey on reading at open evening. Click on the links below to find updated reading lists as requested on the survey.

These reading lists are also found on year group pages. Happy Reading!

How to use children’s reading list

Reception list

Year one list

Year 2 list

Year 3 list

Year 4 list

Year 5 list

Year 6 list

Coming soon: New library stock purchased with book fair profits …THANK YOU!  

Coming soon: Y5 are entering a national library poetry competition on the Theme of truth. GOOD LUCK!

Useful Phonics websites:

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

Bug Club  help sheet  U604-Bug-Club-ALP-Instructions (1) 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.


Please click on these links for the common word lists for each year group. They can also be found  on year group pages

First 100 high frequency words

Year One and Two word lists

Year Three and Four word lists

Year Five and Six word lists

BBC Bitesize has many games designed to entertain and educate the children. KS1 English has Karate Cats to assist with SPAG. KS2 has Crystal Explorers.


Click here to visit the Words for Life website.
This is a fantastic website which offers great ideas and tips for reading at home.

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