We are passionate about reading at Kilkhampton Junior and Infant School. Over the last few years we have invested several thousand pounds in order to improve our stock of books.
In addition to this, we have improved our school reading areas and have employed a school librarian, Mrs McGrath. In addition to this, Mrs McGrath has trained children to be librarians, these librarians open the library at lunchtime for fellow pupils.
In this section you can find information about our approach to reading, our reading scheme and how we encourage our pupils to read for pleasure.
Children begin to read using the Little Wandle phonics programmes in the Foundation Stage and Year One to ensure that books are fully decodable using the phonics pattern taught. All books for children in these year groups have been sorted so that they are matched to the phonics patterns that the children are learning. We also have a book stock from Oxford Reading Tree and other which are book banded - more information on this can be found below. From Key Stage One and into Key Stage Two children continue to read banded books. We have invested a significant amount of money to ensure our bool stock is interesting and caters for all children.
Once children have passed lime stage, they have a greater choice of the books they read. Our books are still banded to give children and parents information about appropriately challenging books. Information about our book banding system can be found in the table below.
|Colour Band||Phonics Phase||Year Group||On track for achievement at the end of the school year|
|Yellow||Three-Four||Reception/Year One||On track for the end of the Reception year|
|Blue||Four-Five||Reception Year One|
|Green||Five||Year One/Year Two|
|Orange||Five - Six||Year One/Year Two||On track for the end of Year One|
|Turquoise||Five- Six||Year One/Year Two||On track for the end of Year One|
|Purple||Six||Year Two /Year Three|
|Gold||Six||Year Two / Year Three|
|White||Year Two/Year Three||On track for the end of Year Two|
|Lime||Year Three||Greater Depth at the end of Year Two|
|Brown||Year Three||On track for the end of Year Three|
|Grey||Year Four||On track for the end of Year Four|
|Dark Blue||Year Five||On track for the end of Year Five|
|Dark Red||Year Six||On track for the end of Year Six|
|Black||Year 6 +||Greater Depth at the end of Year Six|
The children in Widemouth class have continued to fill their reading journals with wonderful work. These are special books in which we record our responses to what we are reading. Mr Whitefield has selected some of the best entries. Check them out below. We hope you enjoy our responses to our reading!
This term, the children in Widemouth class have continued filling their reading journals with high quality work. They have shown their understanding of the books they have read through their work. Check out some of the entries over the last term below!
Here are some of Widemouth's reading journal entries from the last term. Check them out below!