Reading

The children at Heald Place enjoy a wealth of Reading resources and opportunities. We have a very well-resourced Guided Reading programme that incorporates several different reading schemes, so that we have created a very bespoke system for our children. Please see the grid below.

Children have a 20-25 minute session each day where they undertake focussed work based around a range of fiction and non-fiction text types. Some of these activities could be choral reading, book discussion, inference questioning, phonics work or reinforcement of SPAG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar) work.

The children also have a Home School Reading Journals that they take home each day along with a reading book. Again, we have got an expansive selection of age-related texts that the children can enjoy at home. The Reading Journals are checked each day and your children’s books will be updated and changed on a regular basis.

We pride ourselves at Heald Place on the children enjoying their reading at every opportunity. We have also got a range of intervention schemes in place (Better Reading Partners – BRP and Lexia) that will enable children who find reading difficult to accelerate their progression so they are meeting and exceeding age related expectations.

Heald Place Book Bands / Age Related Expectations

Phonics Phases / Old NC Levels

Guide to
Old NC level

Book BAND/
Collins Big Cat

 Phonics

Phase / Spelling

 Kingscourt

Reading Band

Reading recovery
level

Guide to
Age Related Expectations

 

0 Lilac

 

 

 

FS

EYFS

1 Pink

Phase 2

 

1 – 2 FS

FS

EYFS

2 Red

Phase 3

 

3 – 5 FS

FS / Y1

EYFS / 1c

3 Yellow

Phase 3-4

 

6 – 8 L1

FS / Y1

Secure 1c

4 Blue

Phase 4-5

 

9 – 11 L1

Y1

Low 1b

5 Green

Phase 5

 

12 – 14 L1

Y1

Secure 1b

6 Orange

Phase 5-6

Orange

Story Steps 16

15 / 16 L1

Y1 / Y2

1a

7 Turquoise

Phase 5-6

Turquoise

Story Steps 17/18

17 /18 L2

Y2
End of Term 1

2c

8 Purple

Phase 6

Purple

Story Steps 19/20

19 / 20 L2

Y2

2b

9 Gold

Phase 6

 Gold

21 / 22 L2

Y2

End of Term 3

2a

10 White

Support for Spelling Yr3

 White

 

23 / 24 L2

Y2 / Y3

3c

11 Lime

Support for Spelling Yr3

 Lime

 

25

Y3

3b

12 Copper

Support for Spelling Yr3

Silver 

 

 

Silver

 

Silver

26

Y3/Y4

3b+

13 Topaz

Support for Spelling Yr4

27

Y4

3a

14 Ruby

Support for Spelling Yr4

28

Y4 / Y5

3a/4c

15 Emerald

Support for Spelling Yr5

 

Sapphire

 

Sapphire

29

Y5

4c

16 Sapphire

Support for Spelling Yr5/6

30

Y5/Y6

4b – 5

17 Diamond

Support for Spelling Yr6

 

Magenta

 

 

Y6

 

Secure 5

18 Pearl

 

 

 

Y6+

 

Heald Place Primary School

About Us

Heald Place is a very successful primary school situated roughly 2 miles from the centre of Manchester. It serves a rich and diverse community. At its heart are vibrant local businesses with the universities, Manchester Museum, and the Whitworth Art Gallery all within walking distance of the school.

Contact Us

Heald Place, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 7PN

School Reception

0161 224 7079

Email

admin@healdplace.manchester.sch.uk

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