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Deykin Avenue JI School English Curriculum: Class Texts



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Who’s in the Loo


Rhymes: Incy Wincy Spider

Humpty Dumpty


Rhymes: Jack and Jill


Pardon Said the Giraffe


Rhymes: Mary had a little Lamb




Row, Row, Row your boat

Supermarket Zoo



Old Macdonald

The Bear and the Piano



Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star


Year 1

Hibernation Hotel by John Kelly


Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper


Poetry - Scarecrow Christmas by Pie Corbett

Little Red by Bethan Woolvin


Poetry -  Monday’s Child by Mother Goose

Prince Cinders by Babette Cole


Beegu by Alexis Deacon


Poetry – acrostic – The Crocodile by Lewis Carroll


Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp


Year 2

A Squash and A Squeeze by Julia Donaldson & Alex Scheffler



Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett


Poetry - Christmas Haiku Pie Corbett

The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Dread Cat by Michael Rosen


Poetry - The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Edward Lear

The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas


Poetry - The Sound Collector by Roger McGough


The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

Year 3

Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl




The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

 Poetry - The Twelve Days of Christmas

Jim and The Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

Poetry -  Volcano by Joshua Seigal

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Spy Fox – Film Unit


Poetry - From A Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Rauf

Year 4

George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl


Poetry - Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf by Roald Dahl

The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan



Arthur and The Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton



A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare


Poetry – The Pied Piper of Hamlin by Robert Browning


My Name Is Not Refugee by Kate Milner

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis


Poetry - Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

Year 5

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling



Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo


Poetry - In the Bleak Midwinter

by Christina Rossetti


Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo

Matilda by Roald Dahl


Poetry - Caged Bird by Maya Angelou


The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Ways of the Wolf by Smriti Prasadam-Halls & Jonathan Woodward


Poetry - The Tyger by William Blake



Year 6

The Island by Armin Greder



The Boy In The Tower by Polly Ho-Yen


Poetry – 'Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars




The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe



Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


Poetry - Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou


A range of writing based on the the concept of 'anywhere island'. The children will create their own island and take part in a variety of writing tasks.


Poetry - My Generation by Jordan Nichols