Wavendon Gate School


Further information about our school reading book banding system

Every child at Wavendon Gate School is given a book from our tailor made reading scheme that they can take home and share with you.  Once they have read the book they can change it in school for another, working through the reading scheme and moving on to the next book band when ready. Children are assessed regularly using an online assessment to monitor their accuracy and fluency in word reading alongside their understanding. The books are available from Reception to year 6 and they are colour coded to show each reading level.


The very first books contain only pictures for the children to tell their own stories, moving on to a few words on a page and continuing until they become well established readers and reach the books which are longer chapter books with complex vocabulary. We have a broad range of fiction and non fiction books with books to engage and excite a wide range of tastes. Children will also have the option to visit our new and improved school library where they can choose from further books; the choice is endless! 


Click on the document below to see the school book band colours and age expectations.

Book Band reference sheet