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Chickerell Primary Academy

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Reading Scheme Information

 

 

What books form our reading scheme?

 

We have a range of books from the following schemes: Oxford Reading Tree; Collins Big Cats; Rigby Rocket; Read Write Inc and Fireflies. These offer a range of fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

How are our books graded?

 

We colour code our books in line with ‘Book Band’ / Age related levels. (Colours grey to lime) The higher level books in Key Stage 2 are then further colour coded in line with the colours used by Collins Big Cats.

 

How do children progress through the colour bands?

 

Children are regularly assessed to determine their level of sight vocabulary and the strategies they use to read unfamiliar words and on fluency and ability to comprehend what they read. Their teacher then uses this as a basis to place them on the correct colour band. The children are issued with a list which is stuck in their reading record. Many children will not have to read the entire list before they are moved on.

 

Below is a table to show which book band is used for each level of reading. It is important to know that although children may be able to read very fluently, they may not comprehend what they read. The levels on the grid do relate to level of comprehension.

 

Book Bands

Band / colour

 

ARE

(Age-related expectations)

 

Lilac

 

 

 

4-5 year olds

 

Pink

 

Red

 

Yellow

 

Blue

 

 

 

5-6 year olds

 

Green

 

Orange

 

Turquoise

 

 

 

 

 

6-7 year olds

 

 

Purple

 

Gold

 

White

 

Lime

 

Copper

 

 

7-8 year olds

 

Topaz

 

Ruby

 

 

8-9 year olds

 

Emerald

 

Sapphire

 

9-10 year olds

 

Diamond

 

10 – 11 year olds

 

Pearl

 

Please note these colours may not totally match the colour of the stickers on books.

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