Westover Primary School




When I am reading an Orange book I am learning to…

  • Sound out simple, unknown words on my own, without being prompted
  • Use familiar syllables/chunks within words to help me read
  • Read longer sentences and respond to the punctuation
  • Predict what will happen next in a book that I can read independently
  • Look at the layout of non-fiction books and understand how this helps
  • Check information in a text to help comment on the content of a section of text
  • Use appropriate terms when discussing different text types e.g. instructions
  • Explain my understanding of a text


You can help me by….

  •  If there is a Phase 5 sound I have not yet come across, show me how to say it and encourage me to sound out
  •  Remind me to pause at full stops and to think about how I need to change my voice if I am asking a question


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?