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At North Molton we have a vast selection of reading books which are graded by reading levels known as book bands. These graded books are in Robins & Owls. Once your child has become a 'Free Reader', at Stage 12, we like them to read a range of books that will challenge them to think beyond just the story they are reading.

Children are primarily taught to read through phonics, however, children are taught many other strategies for reading through regular guided reading sessions. Children have access to at least one guided reading session a week and are encouraged to read daily at home. It is essential that you read regularly with your child, whatever their age, as this greatly impacts on their learning within school.

The image below indicates the progression of the colour bands. Click on the image to find out more information and read some sample pages to see the difficulty of each band as well as tips on how to read with your child and the types of books to choose.

Also below are some documents to support you, when listening to your child read.

Book Trust "How to read with your child" https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/tips-and-advice/reading-tips/how-to-read-with-your-child/

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