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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 to open the library after school for parents.  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 Read Write Ink phonics programme, ditties and books in the Foundation Stage and through Key Stage One to ensure that books are fully decodable using the phonics pattern taught.  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 BandPhonics PhaseYear GroupOn track for achievement at the end of the school year
PinkTwoReception 
RedThreeReception/Year One 
YellowThree-FourReception/Year OneOn track for the end of the Reception year
BlueFour-FiveReception Year One 
GreenFiveYear One/Year Two 
OrangeFive - SixYear One/Year TwoOn track for the end of Year One
TurquoiseFive- SixYear One/Year TwoOn track for the end of Year One
PurpleSixYear Two /Year Three 
GoldSixYear Two / Year Three 
White Year Two/Year ThreeOn track for the end of Year Two
Lime Year ThreeGreater Depth at the end of Year Two
Brown Year ThreeOn track for the end of Year Three
Grey Year FourOn track for the end of Year Four
Dark Blue Year FiveOn track for the end of Year Five
Dark Red Year SixOn track for the end of Year Six
Black Year 6 +Greater Depth at the end of Year Six

 

Reading at Kilkhampton Junior and Infant School - Useful Documents

Early reading

Reading Journals (Widemouth - Yr 3/4)

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!

Reading Journals!

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!

Year 3

Year 4

Reading Journals!

Here are some of Widemouth's reading journal entries from the last term. Check them out below!

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