Primaries may get reading list

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Primary schools could be given a list of books and authors that pupils should read under plans being considered by the Government's curriculum review.

It would bring them in line with secondary schools, but children's writers have attacked the idea. Former children's laureate Michael Rosen said: "I'm utterly against some centralised list that is supposed to be the Government's or state's view."

Education Secretary Michael Gove has suggested that children should read around 50 books a year.