Topic Texts

These are a set of texts written specifically to compliment topic work in the
Foundations Stage & KS1.

There are 9 topics, with 6 brilliant books in each topic.

Each Topic has 3 Year 1 texts (below expected, expected, above expected) and 3 Year 2 texts (below expected, expected, above expected).

1. Reception Topics

Difficulty: EASY
Reading Age: <5
Reading Recovery Level: 1,2
Book Band Colour: Pink

Difficulty: EASY
Reading Age: <5
Reading Recovery Level: 1,2
Book Band Colour: Pink

Difficulty: EASY
Reading Age: <5
Reading Recovery Level: 1,2
Book Band Colour: Pink

Difficulty: MEDIUM
Reading Age: 5
Reading Recovery Level: 3,4,5
Book Band Colour: Red

Difficulty: MEDIUM
Reading Age: 5
Reading Recovery Level: 3,4,5
Book Band Colour: Red

Difficulty: MEDIUM
Reading Age: 5
Reading Recovery Level: 3,4,5
Book Band Colour: Red

Difficulty: HARD
Reading Age: 5.5
Reading Recovery Level: 6,7,8
Book Band Colour: Yellow

Difficulty: HARD
Reading Age: 5.5
Reading Recovery Level: 6,7,8
Book Band Colour: Yellow

Difficulty: HARD
Reading Age: 5.5
Reading Recovery Level: 6,7,8
Book Band Colour: Yellow

2. Animals

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 5.5-6
Reading Recovery Level: 9,10,11
Book Band Colour: Blue

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6.5-7
Reading Recovery Level: 15,16
Book Band Colour: Orange

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 7
Reading Recovery Level: 17,18
Book Band Colour: Turquoise

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 19,20
Book Band Colour: Purple

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7.5-8
Reading Recovery Level: 21,22
Book Band Colour: Gold

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 8-8.5
Reading Recovery Level: 23,24
Book Band Colour: White

3. Weather

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 5.5-6
Reading Recovery Level: 9,10,11
Book Band Colour: Blue

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6.5-7
Reading Recovery Level: 15,16
Book Band Colour: Orange

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 17,18
Book Band Colour: Turquoise

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 19,20
Book Band Colour: Purple

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7.5-8
Reading Recovery Level: 21,22
Book Band Colour: Gold

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 8-8.5
Reading Recovery Level: 23,24
Book Band Colour: White

4. People of the Past

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6-6.5
Reading Recovery Level: 12,13,14
Book Band Colour: Green

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6.5-7
Reading Recovery Level: 15,16
Book Band Colour: Orange

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 17,18
Book Band Colour: Turquoise

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 19,20
Book Band Colour: Purple

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7.5,8
Reading Recovery Level: 21,22
Book Band Colour: Gold

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 8-8.5
Reading Recovery Level: 23,24
Book Band Colour: White

5. Flowers & Insects

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 5.5-6
Reading Recovery Level: 9,10,11
Book Band Colour: Blue

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6-6.5
Reading Recovery Level: 12,13,14
Book Band Colour: Green

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6.5-7
Reading Recovery Level: 15,16
Book Band Colour: Orange

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 19,20
Book Band Colour: Purple

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7.5-8
Reading Recovery Level: 21,22
Book Band Colour: Gold

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 8-8.5
Reading Recovery Level: 23,24
Book Band Colour: White

6. Buildings

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 5.5-6
Reading Recovery Level: 9,10,11
Book Band Colour: Blue

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6.5-7
Reading Recovery Level: 15,16
Book Band Colour: Orange

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6.5-7
Reading Recovery Level: 17,18
Book Band Colour: Turquoise

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 19,20
Book Band Colour: Purple

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7.5-8
Reading Recovery Level: 21,22
Book Band Colour: Gold

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 8-8.5
Reading Recovery Level: 23,24
Book Band Colour: White

7. In Living Memory

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 5.5-6
Reading Recovery Level: 9,10,11
Book Band Colour: Blue

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6-6.5
Reading Recovery Level: 12,13,14
Book Band Colour: Green

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6.5-7
Reading Recovery Level: 15,16
Book Band Colour: Orange

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 19,20
Book Band Colour: Purple

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7.5-8
Reading Recovery Level: 21,22
Book Band Colour: Gold

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 8-8.5
Reading Recovery Level: 23,24
Book Band Colour: White

8. Places

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 5.5-6
Reading Recovery Level: 9,10,11
Book Band Colour: Blue

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6-6.5
Reading Recovery Level: 12,13,14
Book Band Colour: Green

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 17,18
Book Band Colour: Turquoise

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 19,20
Book Band Colour: Purple

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7.5-8
Reading Recovery Level: 21,22
Book Band Colour: Gold

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 8-8.5
Reading Recovery Level: 23,24
Book Band Colour: White

9. ICT & Computing

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6-6.5
Reading Recovery Level: 12,13,14
Book Band Colour: Green

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 6.5-7
Reading Recovery Level: 15,16
Book Band Colour: Orange

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 1)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 17,18
Book Band Colour: Turquoise

Difficulty: EASY (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7-7.5
Reading Recovery Level: 19,20
Book Band Colour: Purple

Difficulty: MEDIUM (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 7.5,8
Reading Recovery Level: 21,22
Book Band Colour: Gold

Difficulty: HARD (YEAR 2)
Reading Age: 8-8.5
Reading Recovery Level: 23,24
Book Band Colour: White