Does white level equate to 2a or 3c?

(16 Posts)
caffeinated Sat 23-Mar-13 17:19:40

I know it's only roughly speaking but I can't remember.

caffeinated Sat 23-Mar-13 17:41:50

It's 2a isn't it.

survivingwinter Sat 23-Mar-13 17:47:58

I've seen it on charts as both 2a/3c - level of the child will possibly depend on understanding and comprehension as well?

caffeinated Sat 23-Mar-13 17:56:06

Our school doesn't move them up a level unless they are achieving the linked nc level. Sticklers for it. Thanks.

stormforce10 Sat 23-Mar-13 18:08:59
mrz Sat 23-Mar-13 18:32:02

2A if the child has all the required skills including understanding both literal and inferred.

caffeinated Sat 23-Mar-13 18:36:05

He had been on Ort level 11 but now on rigby star white and that's what confused me.

Fuzzymum1 Sat 23-Mar-13 19:52:16

The chart (which the teacher has said is only a rough guide) on the wall in DS3's classroom shows white as being a 2a and lime as being a 3c.

Iamnotminterested Sat 23-Mar-13 19:57:51

2a. Remember quite clearly dd2 being on white around the time of the year 2 sats and she got 2a for reading; going on that and making 2 levels of progress by the end of year 6 she was predicted to get a 4a, but she got a 5b smile

blackeyedsusan Sat 23-Mar-13 23:17:15

dd could read white level books way before she completed anything near to level 2a. she could do some level 2 stuff, but there are a lot of targets to achieve.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 24-Mar-13 08:00:34

I thought there was more to an NC level than what book level you are on

mrz Sun 24-Mar-13 08:21:44

The book banding gives an indication of the level of difficulty but they will only achieve the NC level if they fulfil all the criteria required

caffeinated Sun 24-Mar-13 09:40:51

Yes exactly. Our children's sch

caffeinated Sun 24-Mar-13 09:43:47

Our children's school won't move them up even if they can read every word unless they have developed the skills required for the connected nc level. Hence why it's very unusually to have children reading beyond stage 5 in reception. Though I am sure kids could decode higher level books. The school generally achieves 55% level 3 in reading so I think it's a good approach.

harryhausen Sun 24-Mar-13 10:46:30

Wow, thanks for the mumsnet guide. That's really helpful. Our teacher gave us the level of colours to attain on a sheet but gave us no indication of how they correspond to attainment levels.

We're given 2 pages of 'criteria' for a 1a or 1b ( my dc2 is in y1). On there there is a huge amount of 'boxes' to achieve that level. These boxes are described with things like

' I need to understand how punctuation is used'

I need to use Capital letters

I need to write a story with a beginning and one event.

Etc. I find that really helpful too.

survivingwinter Sun 24-Mar-13 11:30:33

Didn't realise book band/NC guide was on MN!

I found a useful guide which gives pointers as to what children need to be able to do in guided reading for each level. Sorry can't link but this is site www.tgfl.org.uk/tgfl/custom/.../3314/Guided-Reading-Record-Booklet.DOC

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