Ivington Church of England Primary School

Ivington CofE Primary and Pre-school

Reaching together... stand firm in your faith, be courageous and strong - 1 Corinthians 16:13




Purple level books include an increased proportion of longer sentences, with a more challenging vocabulary. Some Purple books have short chapters to challenge and encourage reading stamina. Purple level books include longer and more complex sentences with a greater range of connectives. Story features such as plot, character and setting are developed in more detail, and the text in the non-fiction books is presented in a variety of ways. The story plot may be more involved and reflect the feelings of the writer.


How to support your child reading Purple level books


Your child is now beginning to read with more independence and their books are getting longer. You can help them by:

  • Encouraging them to read some pages silently, inside their heads.
  • Listening to some pages read aloud, encouraging the use of expression and paying attention to punctuation marks.
  • Talking about how events in the book relate to each other and helping your child to understand how the story builds up in a longer book.
  • Asking them to tell you about interesting things they found out and showing you where the information is in the book.