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Book Banding and Reading levels

 

Helping your child with Reading over the summer

Although it is really important that your child has a good rest over the summer so they are ready to come back in September refreshed, it is useful to spend a little bit of time each week practising reading skills and promoting a love of reading. This will really help them to be ready for when we return.

Take a look at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/

where you can find reading books at each level. This gives an idea of the sorts of books a child should be able to read at each stage. There is also a link to free Oxford Owl ebooks that your child can listen to and read themselves. If you are not sure which colour book your child is currently reading, please speak to their class teacher.

St Anne’s Book Bands and expectations 2020

(Please remember that children progress at different rates and times over their schooling so this is simply a guide to where we expect children to be at the end of each year)

Book Band

Age-related level

Oxford Reading Tree stage

Pink

 

1

Red

Reception end of year expected level

2

Yellow

3

Light Blue

 

4

Green

 

5

Orange

Year 1 end of year expected level

6

Turquoise

7

Purple

 

8

Gold

Year 2 end of year expected level

9

White

10

Lime          

 

11

Brown

Year 3 end of year expected level

12

Grey

Year 4 and 5 end of year expected level

13 and 14

Dark Blue

Year 5 and 6 end of year expected level

15 and 16

Dark Red

17-20

 

Promoting a love of reading

  • Why not see if your local library is open and book a visit to borrow some books to read together.
  • Try the library’s Summer Reading Challenge, details of which are now on our school website.
  • Read a bedtime story together, maybe a chapter each night.
  • Listen to audiobooks together.
  • Encourage reading in the home by choosing to read in your own free time, in front of your children.
  • Subscribe to a magazine.
  • Look on the Book Trust website for book recommendations and fun activities.
  • Why not look on our school website for some recommended reads for your child’s year group.
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