Reading schemes

We use the following reading schemes at Ormiston Herman Academy: Lighthouse, Oxford Reading Tree (including traditional tales), Rhyme World, Storyworld, Big Cat, Big Cat Phonics and Storybirds Phonics. The reading books within the schemes are organised into the following colour bands:

  • Pink for children working towards level 1
  • Red for children working towards level 1
  • Yellow for children working within level 1
  • Blue for children working within level 1
  • Green for children working within level 1
  • Orange for children working towards level 2
  • Silver for children working towards level 2
  • Purple for children working within level 2
  • Black for children working within level 2
  • White for children working within level 3
  • Brown for children working within level 3
  • Children at the upper end of level 3 have access to independent reading books.

Every classroom has a book/reading area, which promotes the enjoyment of reading and encourages independence. The pupils are given opportunities to regularly change their reading books independently and each class has a visit to the school library every week.