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At Wistaston Church Lane, we believe that reading is fundamental to a child's love of learning. Whether reading for pleasure or for independent study, we want children to develop the skills necessary to become confident and competent readers.

 

Aims for our children:

  • Find enjoyment in the texts they read.
  • Improve reading accuracy and fluency.
  • Know what to do at the point of difficulty.
  • Read with appreciation and understanding.
  • Pose questions about what they read.
  • Approach reading tasks with confidence.

 

Reading plays an important role in our curriculum for all children and includes individual reading with an adult, group reading sessions and whole-class comprehension tasks.

 

We promote reading for pleasure by sharing books in class and taking part in special events throughout the year.

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Children progress through coloured book bands, which help them to develop the reading skills, understanding and behaviours required at each stage of their development. They are regularly assessed against a set of key objectives to ensure they are reading at the correct level for them.

Book Band Colour

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Year 6+

Lilac

Phase 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink

Phase 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

Phase 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow

Phase 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue

 

Phase 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green

 

Phase 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

 

Phase 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turquoise

 

 

Phase 6

 

 

 

 

 

Purple

 

 

Phase 6

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

 

Phase 6

 

 

 

 

 

White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burgundy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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