Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

Sutton Valence Primary School


Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

English - Reading


Has your child just started school?

Click the link below for some handy hints on how to support reading at home:


Bug Club online reading resources

Bug Club is a reading programme that our school currently uses. Please access this resource via the link

For a handy‚Äč Guide for Parents/Carers, please click here.


What other books could my child be reading at home?



We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Rosie’s Walk, 

Each Peach Pear Plum

Traditional Rhymes and Stories

The little Red Hen

Dear Zoo

The Hungry Caterpillar

One Snowy Night       

The Gruffalo

Owl Babies

Not Now, Bernard

Farmer Duck

The Rainbow Fish

Guess how much I love you

Counting Books

Rosie’s Walk

Handa’s Surprise


Year 1:      

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch                                  Cats Sleep Anywhere

The Jolly Postman                                                      Puss in Boots

Once Upon a Time                                                      RR SuperKid

The ding dong bag                                                      Where the Wild Things Are

The Bog Baby                                                             Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star

Tadpole’s Promise                                                       Trees

Amazing Grace                                                            Hansel and Gretel

Hairy Maclary                                                             Jabouti the tortiose

Charlie and Lola                                                           Books on Carnivals

The Gruffalo’s Child                                                     Plants and Animals

Funny Bones                                                                 Materials

The true story of the three little pigs                         The Human Body

The giant turnip                                                            Books on choices


Year 2     


The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Flat Stanley

Hansel and Gretel

Owl and the Pussy Cat



The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

The Wishing Tree series Enid Blyton (Links to heritage)

The Garden by Dan Sheldon,

Pirate School: Just a bit of Wind – Jeremy Strong Books

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

Spy Dog

My Naughty Little Sister

Mini Winnie

The best of Pippi Longstocking

Captain Underpants


Year 3:      

Leon and the Place Between

Bill’s New Frock

The Hodgeheg

The Polar Express

Michael Rosen poems

The Tunnel by Anthony Browne

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

Mr Potter’s Pet by King Smith

Wonders of Egypt

Aesop’s Fables by Geraldine McCaughhrean

Tuesday by David Wiesner

Horrid Henry series

Mr Gum

Stuart Little

Bills New Frock

Animal Ark Series

Books by Roald Dahl – Twits, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and Fantastic Mr Fox


Year 4:

Books by Roald Dahl – BFG and James and the Giant Peach

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Varjak Paw

Stig of the dump

The Roman Mysteries by C.Lawrence

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

Please Mrs Butler by Alan Ahlberg

The Railway Children by E.Nesbit

The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe   

Greogory Cool

Dragon Poems

Beast Quest Series by Adam Blade

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky

A pot of Gold


Year 5:      

Friend or Foe

Voices in the Park


Oranges in No Man’s Land

The Highwayman

Street Child,

Silas Marner (Children’s version – Oxford Classics),

Harry Potter

How to train a Dragon


The Demond Headmaster

Black Beauty

The story of Tracy Beaker

The Secret Garden

The Wind in the Willows

Little Women

Grandpa Chatterji

A Christmas Carol

Mr Stink


Year 6:      

Northern Lights

My War Diary

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Ruby in the Smoke

Erica’s Story



How to Live Forever

Canterbury Tales -Usborne classics retold

Iron Man by Ted Hughes/Iron Woman by Ted Hughes

Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac

Artemis Fowl

Treasure Island

Carrie’s War

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Oliver Twist

The Borrowers

The Railway Children


The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾


Lower Key Stage 3:

Kit's Wilderness

River Boy

Billy Elliot

The London Eye Mystery

Skullduggery Pleasant

The Hobbit

The sword in the stone


Wolf Brothers

Secrets of the Fearless

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes


The wind singer


Tales of the unexpected