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Slyne-With-Hest St Luke's Church of England Primary School

Listen, learn, love and laugh as part of God's family



Reading is a skill for life. We endeavour to promote both a love of reading and a good understanding of a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts.


We follow the colour book banding scheme and use a range of different reading schemes. The main scheme is, however, based around the Oxford Reading Tree.


Children are given a reading book when they have a secure knowledge of Letters and Sounds Phase 2 (see below). They read to an adult as often as possible in EYFS (at least 3 times a week) and are enouraged to read daily at home. From Year 1 the children also have Guided Reading when they share a book in a group situation and focus on understanding what they have read.

The chart below shows the colour book bands and how they link to Oxford Reading Tree stages. There are also age related expectations but as with all such charts there will always be children working below or above the levels stated.

If you have concerns about your child's reading please come into school and speak to their class teacher.


We are Reading!

We are joining in with the Lancashire 'We are reading!' challenge to help promote a love of books and an enjoyment of reading for pleasure. Following World Book Day we decorated the classroom doors with book themed displays to encourage all the children to 'step into the world of reading'.