Hi, I am a NQT teaching a mixed Year 1 and 2 class. We are reading James and the Giant Peach as our class book. My question is, how long each day does everybody read with their class? I am currently reading for 10 minutes before lunch whilst groups visit the loo and wash their hands and then 10 minutes at the end of the day, whilst groups collect their coats and book bags. Is this enough? Although we have very nearly finished, this is the first book since the beginning of the year. I do read religiously every day during these two times. It's just I am a great lover of books and had hoped to get through a lot more books over the course of the year. At this rate, I am only going to manage about 5!! How long do others read to their class? Thanks. PS Also, any recommendations for chapter books, other than Roald Dahl?