Westover Primary School




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

  • Read a text without having to rely on the pictures
  • Sound out more difficult unknown words without being prompted
  • Read longer sentences and respond correctly to the punctuation
  • Predict what will happen next and explain how accurate I was
  • Use punctuation and layout to read with a greater range of expression and control.
  • Sustain my reading including reading longer paragraphs
  • Tackle more unfamiliar and complex words using my knowledge of vocabulary, sounding out and syllables


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


 Asking me questions such as…


  • What do you think this story will be about?
  • Why did the character do….?
  • How do you think the character feels?
  • Where did they?
  • Can you retell the story in your own words?
  • What does this word mean?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • Were you correct or not? Why?