At Broomgrove School we believe that reading is the most essential skill a child can have. We have 'book-banded' all of our reading books and bought many new texts to ensure variety and challenge for all levels, as well as ensuring that children in the earlier stages of reading are able to use and apply their phonics in their reading books. Some of these book bands are separated into smaller sections eg. Red a and Red b to ensure that children are reading books appropriate to the sounds they have been learning in their phonics sessions in school.
On the book-banding scheme, children work their way through colours as set out below: