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8. Purple Plum

Dear Parent/Carer 


Your child is now on Reading Band Purple Plum.  Thank you for encouraging your child to read.  



  • guess what a book might be about before reading and ask questions when reading 

  • notice familiar phrases in different books - Once upon a time, One day, Long ago 

  • read quietly or silently and at a good speed noticing and correcting errors 

  • work out unknown words quickly 

  • notice books can be set in different times and places 




  • ask, ‘Why did the writer use this word?’ 

  • talk about how the writer wanted you to feel