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St John's

Church Of England Academy

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Reading School Books

At St John's we use colour bands to group reading books of a similar difficulty and the children progress through the bands as and when they are ready. 

There is no rush to get to the next level we want them to be secure at each band before they move up. 


There are a range of skills required to enable the children to read successfully. 



Tricky words



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In school we regularly read in small groups with the children to develop new skills and practise previous skills. This also helps us access when the children are ready to move to the next level.