Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Term 3: World Changers

For term 3, we will be reading books about 'World Changers'. This comes in all shapes and sizes, but are all people that stood out amongst a crowd and dared to be authentically and unapologetically them. These world changers constantly inspire others to do the same, whether that be to stand up for yourself and others, do that thing that everybody is convinced you cannot achieve, be the change that the world needs. 

Here is a run down of what texts we will be looking at this term:

In Reception



Charles Darwin, David Attenborough and Mary Anning by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara


Reception will be looking into the world around us during Term 3, focusing specifically on 'Starry Night' and 'Winter Wonderland', uncovering the world when it all goes dark. Who better to join them on that journey but Sir David Attenborough? A man who has dedicated his entire life to the nature that surrounds us. A person whose voice has so eloquently told:


"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."


What better message is there to accompany reception as they expand their knowledge and gain true appreciation for the world around them!

Charles Darwin certainly gains the 'World Changer' title for his remarkable theories around evolution. Darwin's theory spread through science, literature and politics of the time. It took Darwin decades to announce his world changing theory in his book 'On the Origin of Species' (of which we have a stunning version of in our Discovery Centre), and the world has indeed never been the same since.


watch this space as this page becomes complete...

In Year 1



Alexander Graham Bell by Emily James

Amelia Earhart by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

In Year 2




Rosa Parks by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Taking Flight by Adam Hancher

In Year 3


Grandad Mandela by 

Zazi Mandela, Zindziswa Mandela, and Ziwelene Mandela

In Year 4


Mary Seacole: Bound for the Battlefield by Susan Goldman Rubin

Young, Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson

In Year 5


Galileo by Nancy Dickmann

Skyward by Sally Deng

In Year 6


Alan Turing by Joanna Nadin

Mary Anning by Robert Snedden