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Our School Reading Scheme


Guided and Home Readers


At Stoke, we use a range of reading materials to broaden the children’s reading experience where appropriate.


In Reception and Key Stage 1, the large majority of our guided and home readers are Collins Big Cat reading books, which ensure that all children who are learning to read are given decodable reading books closely matched to their phonic knowledge and our phonics teaching. The books are mapped to Letters and Sounds phases to support children’s decoding skills and cover a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.


Banded books


In Key Stage 2, children take part in whole class reading lessons using extracts and texts selected for interest and to teach reading skills specifically.  For home reading in Year 3-6 , we provide finely-levelled books from a range of reading schemes including popular characters such as Doctor Who and Ben 10. Theae are arranged into colour bands. There are a range of texts types to engage different interests and build reading confidence, including fiction, non-fiction, comics, plays and poetry. Children will bring home a book carefully matched to their reading ability.