Heald Place, Rusholme, Manchester, Lancashire, M14 7GG

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Heald Place Primary School

Reading

 

The children at Heald Place enjoy a wealth of Reading resources and opportunities. We have a very well-resourced Guided Reading programme that incorporates several different reading schemes, so that we have created a very bespoke system for our children. Please see the grid below.

Children have a 20-25 minute session each day where they undertake focussed work based around a range of fiction and non-fiction text types. Some of these activities could be choral reading, book discussion, inference questioning, phonics work or reinforcement of SPAG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar) work.

The children also have a Home School Reading Journals that they take home each day along with a reading book. Again, we have got an expansive selection of age-related texts that the children can enjoy at home. The Reading Journals are checked each day and your children’s books will be updated and changed on a regular basis.

We pride ourselves at Heald Place on the children enjoying their reading at every opportunity. We have also got a range of intervention schemes in place (Better Reading Partners – BRP and Lexia) that will enable children who find reading difficult to accelerate their progression so they are meeting and exceeding age related expectations.

 

Heald Place Book Bands / Age Related Expectations

Phonics Phases / Old NC Levels

Guide to
Old NC level

Book BAND/
Collins Big Cat

 Phonics

Phase / Spelling

 Kingscourt

Reading Band

Reading recovery
level

Guide to
Age Related Expectations

 

0 Lilac

 

 

 

FS

EYFS

1 Pink

Phase 2

 

1 – 2 FS

FS

EYFS

2 Red

Phase 3

 

3 – 5 FS

FS / Y1

EYFS / 1c

3 Yellow

Phase 3-4

 

6 – 8 L1

FS / Y1

Secure 1c

4 Blue

Phase 4-5

 

9 – 11 L1

Y1

Low 1b

5 Green

Phase 5

 

12 – 14 L1

Y1

Secure 1b

6 Orange

Phase 5-6

Orange

Story Steps 16

15 / 16 L1

Y1 / Y2

1a

7 Turquoise

Phase 5-6

Turquoise

Story Steps 17/18

17 /18 L2

Y2
End of Term 1

2c

8 Purple

Phase 6

Purple

Story Steps 19/20

19 / 20 L2

Y2

2b

9 Gold

Phase 6

 Gold

21 / 22 L2

Y2

End of Term 3

2a

10 White

Support for Spelling Yr3

 White

 

23 / 24 L2

Y2 / Y3

3c

11 Lime

Support for Spelling Yr3

 Lime

 

25

Y3

3b

12 Copper

Support for Spelling Yr3

Silver 

 

 

Silver

 

Silver

26

Y3/Y4

3b+

13 Topaz

Support for Spelling Yr4

27

Y4

3a

14 Ruby

Support for Spelling Yr4

28

Y4 / Y5

3a/4c

15 Emerald

Support for Spelling Yr5

 

Sapphire

 

Sapphire

29

Y5

4c

16 Sapphire

Support for Spelling Yr5/6

30

Y5/Y6

4b – 5

17 Diamond

Support for Spelling Yr6

 

Magenta

 

 

Y6

 

Secure 5

18 Pearl

 

 

 

Y6+