Reading 2018 - 2019

Mrs Wood

Mrs Wood

Mrs Natasha Wood - Year Six Teacher / Key Stage Leader
I joined Brereton in September 2014 and enjoy working alongside such friendly staff. I also enjoy teaching Year Five and Six as well as looking after all children in Key Stage 2. My favourite subjects are English and History. Outside school I have a 4 year old son who keeps me very busy!

At Brereton we love reading!

We learn to read in every single class, every single day. We learn in shared reading, modelled reading, being read to by our teachers, reading to an adult, guided reading and reading to ourselves.  We also learn to decode words and read them during our phonics lessons. We learn to love books through our author studies and when our teachers read great books to us. Every class has their own class library and there is a wide range of banded reading books.


Reading Age (approximate)

Pink 5-5.11
Red 5.6-6.11
Yellow 6-6.11
Blue 6.6-7.5
Green 6.6-7.5
Orange 7-7.11
Turquoise 7-7.11
Purple 7-7.11
Gold 7.6-8.5
White 7.6-8.5
Lime 8-9
Silver 9-10
Sapphire 9-10



We want every child to learn to love reading. The book bands are a guide to help children to progress at the right level. They are not designed to race through! Reading is not a competition to rush through to get to magenta level and beyond. We want everyone to understand what they read as well as be able to decode every word.

Please see FAQ - How can I help my child with Reading? for further details.

Reading is taught in guided reading groups. We have a guided reading lesson every day when children either read with their teacher or work independently on a text based activity. Children are taught the skills of reading: decoding, gaining meaning, retrieving information, inference, deduction, reading with expression and enjoyment.

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Contact the School

Brereton Primary School

School Lane,

Brereton Green,



CW11 1RN

Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
Senco: Mrs N Wood

Tel: 01270 685125