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Reading

Check out our new reading scheme! I am so excited for you to come back to school in September to lots of new books to read! We will be using these books for our guided reading sessions at the end of each day.... all the books are banded, so as readers we know which are appropriate for our age. Check out the book band information sheet below the pictures.

Reading Book Band Chart

Year

Term

Number

Book band

Lexile

FS

Autumn

1

Pink

0 -75

Spring

2

Red

75 - 125

Summer

3

Yellow

125 - 200

Year 1

Autumn

4

Light Blue

200 - 225

Spring

5

Green

225 - 300

Summer

6

Orange

300 - 325

Year 2

Autumn

7

Turquoise

325 - 400

Autumn

8

Purple

400 - 475

Spring

9

Gold

475 - 575

Summer

10

White

575 - 625

Summer

11

Lime

625 - 650

Year 3

Autumn

12

Brown

650 - 725

Spring

12

Brown

650 - 725

Summer

13

Grey

725 - 750

Year 4

Autumn

13

Grey

725 - 750

Spring

14

Dark Blue

750 - 900

Summer

14

Dark Blue

750 - 900

Year 5

Autumn

14

Dark Blue

750 - 900

Spring

14

Dark Blue

750 - 900

Summer

15

Dark Red

900 - 1000

Year 6

Autumn

15

Dark Red

900 - 1000

Spring

15

Dark Red

900 - 1000

Summer

15

Dark Red

1000+

Independent Readers

 

Guided Understanding Overview

At Brookfields we teach reading explicitly daily. One of our daily sessions is our ‘Guided Understanding’. Guided Understanding is 30 minutes long and each week we focus on a new text.  Below is an overview of the teaching sequence involved. If you would like to know more about this, ask your child’s class teacher.

MONDAY

 

 

On Monday, we introduce a new text to the class.

 

When teaching guided understanding on Monday, we focus on the new language your child will come across in the text. We ensure the text is challenging and engaging. 

TUESDAY

 

 

On Tuesday, we continue to work on the same text introduced on Monday.

 

The teaching in this session will be focused around retrieval and searching the text for key words to help them. 

WEDNESDAY

 

 

On Wednesday, we continue to work on the same text introduced on Monday.

 

The teaching in this session will be focused around inference – reading between the lines. This session involves identifying what the author is ‘showing us, but not telling us’.

THURSDAY

 

   

 

On Thursday, we continue to complete work on the same text, but focus on other skills linked with reading.

 

Sometimes this can involve sequencing events, predicting what might happen next or explaining their thoughts as readers in a more detailed manner.

FRIDAY

 

 

 

On a Friday, all pupils will complete an independent reading task matched to their level.

 

Ask the teacher if you would like to know more about this.

 

 

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