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      Bitsy Von Muffling Chocolate Lips
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      Reading (book bands) & reception children

      I was just wondering if anybody knew what the expectation was for children at the end of reception/entering Year 1 with regard to reading levels.

      I know the levels are pink, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, turquoise, purple, gold, white, lime

      I realise all children learn at a different rate etc but there must be some kind of minimum level they would expect the majority 4-5 year olds to be reaching before Year 1? (I plan to ask this at the next parents evening but in the meantime...)

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      Stealth Bragger Minky
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      Re: Reading (book bands) & reception children

      I think the level varies from school to school hon. Our top levels are Gold stars, then silver stars, then lime, so it's not consistent (or have I got that wrong?).

      And I think it varies hugely from child to child. I help with reading on a Monday morning. I am amazed at the differences between the children. Some are still very hesitant and not reading fluently. Some are reading amazingly well and can tackle books without pictures.

      Sorry, that's not very helpful is it?

      They all catch up in the end. Remember, in most countries, they don't even start school til 5 or 6, and they all catch up and usually surpass the reading levels in this country....
      Minky, Big Princess T (16 March 2004) and ickle Princess T (25 July 2007). Feb 2006

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      Bitsy Von Muffling Chocolate Lips
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      Re: Reading (book bands) & reception children

      I'm not really worried, I think she's doing pretty well, just curious really.

      The coloured book bands I mentioned above are a national scheme (just one of a few schemes I think).

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      Re: Reading (book bands) & reception children

      I don't even know what the levels are

      At DD1's school they have no minimum level- their policy seems to be that all children learn at their own rate, some children in the year are younger etc...

      DD1's reading isn't great but her reception teacher said it will "click" suddenly and she'll be away.

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      Damsel Diva Moffgal
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      Re: Reading (book bands) & reception children

      CL in our school at parents evening they showed me a list of about 9 levels in various fields. C was a January starter and as such they'd expect him to achieve level 6 and above on most things by the ends of the summer term. that was an average, C did slightly above that.

      As regards to reading in general, C was still at the sounding everyword out every time at the end of reception and had a small grasp of letters together creating sounds, eg 'ou' 'th' 'sh'.

      The first term in year 1 he seemed to just get it, something clicked and he's progressing so fast I can hardly keep up! Like Minky said the first year or so they're all so different in how quickly they pick things up, then once they've got it there seems to be no stopping them and they all catch up and even out.





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      Bitsy Von Muffling Chocolate Lips
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      Re: Reading (book bands) & reception children

      Okay, thanks for that, so basically expectations probably aren't so high at reception level.

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      Mole-loving Damsel sersha
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      Re: Reading (book bands) & reception children

      Slightly different in Scotland I know but Leah's primary two class (6 pupils) range in ability between stages 4 and 7 at the moment. Think the primary ones are all somewhere between stages 1-3.

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      Stealth Bragger Minky
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      Re: Reading (book bands) & reception children

      Lordy CL I would think not. I am sure there was at least 1/3 of the class that were on those level 1 Oxford Reading Tree books: "this is Biff. This is Chip" yada yada yada...

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      Re: Reading (book bands) & reception children

      There's a website somewhere that someone on here linked to for me before (can't remember what but I'll do a search in a min). It compared all the main school books & showed a universal banding for them along with a guideline reading age.

      At E's school Reception books were almost universally books without ANY words in them until the final term.

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      Re: Reading (book bands) & reception children

      Here you go: http://fds.oup.com/www0.oup.com/ort/.../treechart.pdf

      Does this help at all? Remember, it's just a guideline, though.

      S

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