Reading and Spelling

Reading

All books in school are banded according to levels. We use a variety of schemes including the Oxford Reading Tree, Phonics Bug and Collins Big Cat. Children will have the opportunity to visit the class and main school library weekly.

KS1

2 x scheme books + x1 library book

Scheme books changed each week by TA

 

KS2

1x scheme book changed by child when completed

1x library book either class library or main library

 

Year group Book Band Colour
Reception
Working towards the expected standard Lilac, pink, red
Working at the expected standard Yellow
Working at the greater depth standard Light blue
Year 1
Working towards the expected standard Light blue/ Green or below
Working at the expected standard Orange
Working at the greater depth standard Turquoise
Year 2
Working towards the expected standard Purple/Gold or below
Working at the expected standard White/Lime
Working at the greater depth standard Lime
Year 3
Working towards the expected standard Lime or below
Working at the expected standard Copper
Working at the greater depth standard Topaz
Year 4
Working towards the expected standard Copper/Topaz or below
Working at the expected standard Ruby
Working at the greater depth standard Emerald
Year 5
Working towards the expected standard Ruby or below
Working at the expected standard Emerald
Working at the greater depth standard Sapphire
Year 6
Working towards the expected standard Emerald or below
Working at the expected standard Sapphire/Diamond
Working at the greater depth standard Diamond/Pearl

 

Phonics and Spelling

In the Foundation Stage (Reception) and Key Stage 1 we use the DfE Letters and Sounds and Phonics Bug to deliver our phonics lessons. In Key Stage 2, we continue to use DfE Letters and Sounds as necessary. We also use DfE Support for Spelling and the “No Nonsense Spelling” scheme.