Year 1 reading

(43 Posts)
babysbreath Fri 05-Oct-12 16:12:05

I feel my dc is a little behind in reading, as the book they have just been moved up to is yellow. This book band seems to be 4-5 year olds, which to me is for someone in a Reception class. I do make sure that my dc reads every day.

What colour book band is your dc in year 1 on?

Also, how long each day does your dc read to you for?

Eggrules Sat 06-Oct-12 11:23:52

Don't know colours, DS is on book band 8. We read three of these a week and it takes up to 30 mins, cover to cover. He raced through the book bands in the last Summer Term of YR and his progress has now slowed down. Reading is only one aspect, he hates writing and struggles with letter formation.

book band seems to be 4-5 year olds, which to me is for someone in a Reception class. Year 1 is only four weeks old, so that sounds fine to me.

yellowsun Sat 06-Oct-12 13:00:28

Why the patronising tone? This is the expectation we have had from both LA and ofsted so perfectly 'common sense'.

2cats2many Sat 06-Oct-12 13:03:39

I no idea what level my dd is on. She seems to come home with different level books from different reading schemes every week. Sometimes she might come home with a very 'easy' book, but I think that's because the teacher wants to consolidate practice they might have done in class of ax particular sound.

I try not to get Hung up on it. She's clearly progressing and is enjoying it, so all is good.

mrz Sat 06-Oct-12 13:53:49

Patronising ? did you read your post? What I posted is quoted (which is why it had speech marks in the original post) so perhaps you should as the government why they are patronising you... yellowsun

1A isn't the National expectation for Y1 and in fact if a child leaves Y1 at level 1A they should be level 2A at the end of KS1 (1 full level progress per year in KS1 is the expectation)

Wobblypig Sat 06-Oct-12 20:10:23

Ds was on gold at end of reception but they now give home books that do not appear to be colour banded but not a free-reader.
Dd who will start school Next year I think will struggle much more but I am prepared for this and will try to let her go at her own pace regardless of national expectations.

Rosebud05 Sat 06-Oct-12 20:24:51

So does that mean there's no 'expectation' for the end of Y1, but schools generally feel on track if most of their pupils are at least 1b by then?

mrz Sun 07-Oct-12 13:08:00

Exactly Rosebud, there are no official expectations for children in Y1 only for end of Key Stages

Rosebud05 Sun 07-Oct-12 14:13:14

Thanks, the mystery of 'levels' is beginning to make sense to me now.

Just in time for the system to change, I expect.

mrz Sun 07-Oct-12 14:15:50

The government announced they plan to scrap levels ...but watch this space

Elibean Sun 07-Oct-12 15:58:47

Really? Oooh, I will watch this space....scrap all levels, or just for KS1 please mrz?

mrz Sun 07-Oct-12 16:26:35
youonlysingwhenyourewinning Sun 07-Oct-12 16:41:06

I'm always amazed at how people know what other children are on in their child's class, other than those who listen to them read. I wouldn't have a clue.

Dd has been bringing home stage 6 ORT, green band 'big cat' and this week, yellow band 'big cat'. She finds the higher level books quite difficult and the lower level books easy. So she's somewhere in the middle, I think.

teacherwith2kids Sun 07-Oct-12 16:43:59

Likke Mrz's school we aim for a full NC level per year in KS1 in all subjects, so 1b at end Year 1 and 2b at the end of Year 2 [though of course that implies some link between end of Reception EYFS levels and a '1 level below 1b' which of course doesn't exist...ho hum.] And as 'average' children seem to be as rare as hen's teeth, anything between a 1c (or less) and a 2c (or more) frequently comes out on track for 2b or more at the end of Year 2!

sazale Sun 07-Oct-12 17:51:05

My DS 5 (year 1) is on pink level but he can't really read them. I've been told that he's going to be measured on p levels and won't be included in year 2 SATS. Is this correct that some children aren't included? (Sorry for hijacking OP).

mrz Sun 07-Oct-12 18:05:18

He will be included in the SATs but not take any of the tests.

sazale Sun 07-Oct-12 18:10:04

Thanks mrz. Is there a certain level a child needs to be above to take the tests?

BieneMaja Sun 07-Oct-12 18:30:46

DDs school havent mentioned these levels at all. Nothing about what level DD is on or what she is expected to achieve.

So is an Orange/Turquoise bookband about what they are aiming at for end of year 1?

mrz Sun 07-Oct-12 19:24:49

All children working at level 1 or above have to do a task or test

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