Westover Primary School





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


  • Take note of punctuation and use it to keep track of longer sentences with some help
  • Sound out unknown words automatically without lots of hesitation
  • Work out tricky words on my own using different strategies
  • Discuss the contents of a book and explain how items of information are connected
  • Discuss and make clear the meanings of words that I have read
  • I can read familiar texts with fluency and expression
  • Discuss themes, characters and setting using words from the text
  • Locate information in the text with some help
  • Discuss my favourite words and sentences
  • Recognise simple recurring language in stories and poetry
  • Use different types of texts


You can help me by 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?
  • Which is your favourite word on this page?
  • Can you find a word which tells you that….?
  • Can you retell the story in your own words?
  • What does this word mean?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • Where you correct or not? Why?