Reading is a vital part of developing a range of skills and abilities far beyond simply decoding words from the page.
In ks2 we will work a lot more on inference and comprehension, which can lead to some confusion about reading levels/colour bands etc. We are encouraging the children to worry less about getting through the colour bands as quickly as possible and more about taking as much as they can from each book. As such you may not always feel that rapid progress is being made in terms of colour bands, however you should notice a difference in the way that the children talk about what they have read.
Children will read daily in class, sometimes as guided reading where will be using specific texts, and sometimes simply to encourage reading for pleasure. At this point it isn't about levels and colours, it's about picking up a book that is interesting and having a read.
If you have any questions about colour bands, book levels or just the reading we do in general then please feel free to ask.
Finally, a survey was recently conducted to find the 100 books that teachers say children should read before they leave at the end of year 6. This is not from an academic standpoint, purely from the point of view of them being amazing book to read. Have a look at home, I bet you will be able to find a few of them on your bookshelves already!