Each book in our school has been given a coloured band. The banding system follows a national book band scheme. Books are given a specific colour band according to their level and word count. Books which are banded brown, grey, dark blue, dark red and black are for our older children (from year 3 onwards) and it at this age that subject matter becomes more relevant for these year groups. As the children progress through the school it will generally take them longer to move through the bands and from brown book band onwards it’s roughly a band per year.
Children’s progress will of course be monitored in a variety of other ways so just because they may not have moved book bands does not mean that they have not made any progress!
Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions or concerns about reading or if you’d like to listen to readers in school.