Dinnington Community Primary School



Letter and number formation


To help support your child with the correct letter and number formation, below shows how we form our letters and numbers. Please encourage your child to follow the way that we form our letters and numbers.


Year One - Book List

This is a list of books which we hope your child will enjoy reading. The books cover a wide interest and ability range and it is not meant to be definitive, or to circumscribe the books your child reads. We hope you find these suggestions informative and helpful in promoting the reading habit.


Recommended Reads – YEAR ONE

The Cat in the Hat  - Dr Seuss

A bear called Paddington - Michael Bond

Katie Morag - Mairi Hedderwick

The Tiger Who Came to Tea  - Judith Kerr

Frog and Toad are friends - Arnold Lobel

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs - Jon Scieszka

Hairy Maclary - Lynley Dodd

The Large Family Collection - Jill Murphy

Charlie and Lola - Lauren Child

Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson

The Smartest Giant in Town - Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo’s Child - Julia Donaldson

Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae

The Gigantic Turnip - Aleksei Tolstoy

The Whisperer - Nick Butterworth

Mrs Armitage on Wheels - Quentin Blake

The Trouble with Jack - Shirley Hughes

My Friend Bear - Jez Alborough

Avocado Baby - John Burningham

Funnybones - Allan Ahlberg

The Hodgeheg - Dick King-Smith

The Jolly Postman - Allan Ahlberg

Mister Magnolia - Quentin Blake

The Princess and the Pea - Minnie Grey

Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman

Don’t Forget the Bacon -  Pat Hutchins

Lost and Found – Oliver Jeffers

The Fairy Books – Daisy Meadows

Poems To Perform- Julia Donaldson

Meg and Mog - Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski

Dirty Bertie - Alan McDonald

Roald Dahl stories

Children's First Encyclopaedia

Collins Primary Dictionary

Children's Atlas

Traditional Nursery Rhymes

Traditional Stories

Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat

A bear called Paddington

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

When Stampy Came to Tea

"When Stampy Came to Tea" is a Minecraft parody of the wonderful children's book "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" by Judith Kerr.

Meg and Mog

Meg and Mog Part 5

Meg and Mog Part 2

Katie Morag: The Island Tour of Struay

Follow Katie Morag on her island tour of Struay and meet the friends and family who live on the island with her.

Katie Morag And The Worst Day Ever

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Slinky Malinki

5 minutes peace by Jill Murphy

All Mrs. Large wants is five minutes' peace from her energetic children, but chaos follows her all the way from the kitchen to the bath and back again. Mrs. Large tries to take a peaceful, relaxing bath but her family has other ideas. .

The Large Family Me Too

The Large Family Not Again

Charlie and Lola I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato

Room on the Broom

To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy. The broom is destroyed by a fire-breathing dragon who threatens to eat the witch but the creatures band together to impersonate a monster and save her.

The Smartest Giant in Town

Julia Donaldson The Gruffalo

Gruffalo's Child

Giraffes Can't Dance

The Gigantic turnip

Mrs Armitage on Wheels - by Quentin Blake

MY FRIEND BEAR by Jez Alborough.

Eddy's feeling sad and so is the Bear. They both wish they had a friend to talk to. All they've got is their teddies, and teddies can't talk. Or can they?

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

FunnyBones - Shake, Rattle and Roll

Frog and Toad Are Friends

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

Mr Magnolia - by Quentin Blake


THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA: English fairy tale for kids

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN This fairy tale tells the story of a prince who wants to marry a real princess. He looks for a princess but none seem like true princesses. One rainy night, a young lady knocks on his door and claims to be a real princess.

AMAZING GRACE Children's Audio Book Read Aloud, written by Mary Hoffman

Don't Forget The Bacon

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Narrated version of the children's book by Oliver Jeffers. A boy meets a penguin who seems lost. They go to the South Pole, only to discover that in fact the penguin wasn't lost at all....with Cyd Brown as the little boy.