Our Book list


Children at New City read every day and as often as possible. We want to promote and embed a ‘Pleasure for Reading Culture’ that will encourage life-long skills to promote inquisitive, confident independent learners through a passion and enjoyment for reading.

Our rich and exciting curriculum has reading as its core value. Through reading pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. At New City, we teach our children to be great thinkers and communicators to prepare them to participate fully as members of society.

The children have daily Guided and Shared Reading sessions as well as every year group being read to by their teacher every day. In addition, the children have access to a range of texts that they can take home for home reading with parents. All children also have access to an exciting programme called Bug Club. This is an online system where children can read hundreds of books suited to their level that can supplement their opportunities and access to reading further.

We encourage the children to read every week as part of their homework and children can take books home to enjoy. Children are rewarded on a weekly basis in assembly for their effort and hard work in reading. We also have a well-stocked library and reading areas which children can use during lunchtimes and after school. In addition, we have established links with our local public library where our children have visited and attended workshops and taken part in Reading challenges over the holidays. 

Please click on the link to view the subject, curriculum map, or subject policy of your choice.

At New City we place a great importance on PSHE education and use it as a vehicle to support all pupils.