Reading 2020-2021

Mrs McLean

Mrs McLean

I started at Brereton back in 2013 and I have the privilege of leading this wonderful school. Brereton is an incredibly special school within an active community. The dedication of the staff, the support of the parents and the enthusiasm of the pupils is truly inspirational. I love spending time in the classroom and sharing in the children’s learning. My favourite subjects are English, History and D&T but I enjoy teaching all subjects and all year groups. Outside of school I enjoy walking my dogs, spending time with my family, reading and trying to go to the gym!

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