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6. Orange Pumpkin

Dear Parent/Carer 


Your child is now on Reading Band Orange Pumpkin.  Thank you for encouraging your child to read.  



  • read longer books/stories with fewer pictures 

  • check that what is being read makes sense, sounds right and looks right without adult help 

  • notice punctuation and how the book is set out 

  • break longer words into chunks i.e. yes/ter/day 

  • know that they need to ‘read between the lines’ and use clues to understand the story 



  • find and talk about information from non-fiction books 

  • talk about unusual words and their meaning - glacier 

  • ask what sort of book it is – fiction, non-fiction, poetry 

  • look for words within words i.e. playground