About the Reading Target Cards

The Reading Target Cards have been developed, adapted and improved over many years.   Below is a brief explanation about how they work.

Card Contents

The front of each card includes key knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to the specific stage of reading development.

The reverse side of each card lists ideas and hints to help parents and carers as they seek to support their child's reading development.

Oranisation of the Cards

There are 17 Reading Target Cards in total, from Stages 0 to 16.  Up to Stage 11 Lime, the cards mirror the 'book band' stages, used widely across the UK.

The Target Cards for Stages 12 to 16 have been developed to provide continued structure and support as children move through to the higher National Curriculum Levels 4 & 5.

Product Quality

Manufactured using the latest print and encapsulation processes, each card is:

  • A5 size
  • Double-sided
  • Printed on high quality card
  • Gloss laminated
  • High-quality and hard-wearing

Cards are available in packs

  • Each pack is shrink-wrapped
  • Each pack contains 25 cards of the same colour (see photo)






Shipping Arrangements

The packs of Target Cards are shipped by courier

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