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At Brierley Forest Primary and Nursery School, we consider reading skills to be of fundamental importance and an early priority is to ensure that children can read and also understand and enjoy a wide range of reading material. Books are taken home so that parents can help by listening to, and reading with their children. We have a wide choice of books from a variety of different reading schemes which are ‘book banded’ as shown in the table below. As children become more confident and fluent readers they move on to ‘real books’ from the library. The school uses a systematic approach to teaching phonics using ‘Letters and Sounds’ alongside Jolly Phonics. Some useful websites to support your child with Phonics are
 
www.phonicsplay.co.uk
www.ictgames.com/literacy
 

Band 11
Lime
                     National Curriculum 2a/3c                 

 
Band 10
White
               National Curriculum 2b/2a              

 
Band 9
Gold
National Curriculum 2c/2b
Phonic Phase 6

 
Band 8
Purple
National Curriculum
1a/2c
Phonic Phase 6

 
Band 7
Turquoise
National Curriculum
1a
Phonic Phases
5 – 6

 
Band 6
Orange
National Curriculum 1b/1a
Phonic Phases
5 - 6
Band 5
Green
National Curriculum 1b
Phonic Phase 5

 
Band 4
Blue
National Curriculum 1c/1b
Phonic Phases
4 – 5
 

 
Band 3
Yellow
National Curriculum
Level 1c
(Low 1)
Phonic Phases
3 – 4

 
Band 2
Red
Phonic Phase 3

 
Band 1
Pink A, B, C
Phonics Phase 2

 

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