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Assessment - How we group children

Children are assessed at two points in each half term. Once in the 3rd week of learning and once at the end of a half term. Children are assessed on both their sound knowledge and their storybook level (word reading). This information is then used to put the children into the corresponding coloured group. There are 10 different groups:

A, B and C (all initial sounds)

Ditty (beginning to blend)

Red (ch, sh, th, qu, ng, nk)

Green (reading words with 4 and 5 sounds)

Purple (using Fred in your head)

Pink (ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo)

Orange (ar, or, air, ou, oy)

Yellow (reading words containing set 2 sounds)

Blue (a-e, o-e, u-e, ea, oi)

Grey (aw, are, ur, er, ow, ai, oa, ew, ire, ear, ure)