Green Band / Level 5

AuthorPhil Allcock
IllustratorRichard Watson
Format15x21cm, 32pg, SB
Publication Date28/11/2018
AR Rating
ISBN 978-1-84886-386-6         RRP £5.99

Clumpety Bump


Clumpety Bump is a VERY lazy horse. His owner, Wally Wobblebottom, needs his help to deliver presents to his friends but Clumpety can’t be bothered! Will Wally be able to get Clumpety to join in at all?


Green Band Structure

  • 200-300 words, one story per book with a quiz.
  • Introduces variant spellings of vowel phonemes: i.e. ‘ay’ as in ‘day’ instead of ‘a’.
  • All forms of past tense verbs with -ed are now decodable. Polysyllabic words are used, but all syllables are decodable. All common contractions (don’t, wouldn’t, etc.) are used.
  • Plots are still mostly simple and linear, but may be less closely based on children’s own experience, needing more inference to understand. Stories will now often include opportunities for children to use prediction skills, e.g. to guess what might happen next.
  • Pictures don’t always have to support the text closely, as long as words are reasonably decodable and/or predictable from context.