Westover Primary School





When I am reading a Blue book I am learning to…


  • Blend sounds together to read longer words (with some help)
  • Use what I know about sounds to work out some trickier words
  • Read words with – s, - ing and – ed endings
  • Read words with more than one syllable such as carpet
  • Discuss the meaning of words
  • Self-correct when I am reading
  • Use punctuation and pause at full stops
  • Discuss links between the title and the events in the story
  • Describe what is happening in the story on the basis of what is being said and done (e.g. I know a character is angry because she slams the door)
  • Retell the beginning middle and end of a story and tell you when the main parts happen


You can help me by….

  • Encouraging me to sound out each word carefully if I’m unsure
  •  If I am reading a longer word encourage me to split it up into smaller parts if I am struggling
  •  Remind me to pause at full stops


Asking me questions such as…


  • What do you think this story will be about?
  • Why did the character do….?
  • What was the character doing?
  • How do you think the character feels?
  • Where did they?
  • Can you retell the story in your own words?
  • What does this word mean?