Can someone explain levels to me please

(6 Posts)
Mavey9 Sun 12-Jul-15 22:14:40

Hi I did ask in the midst of another thread but think it got lost in the conversation. I am not familiar with what happens after reception year (also I went through a different school system elsewhere so really not clear on English system yet).

So my questions are : What level do children start on in year 1? And do they all start on same level? Or is their starting level determined by end of year report from reception?

I'm sure this is pretty obvious to most but it's be great if someone could shed some light for me. Thanks.

Millymollymama Sun 12-Jul-15 23:56:28

They will be on the National Curriculum KS1 until the end of Y2. Ask your school for an outline of the curriculum they will teach but all children should be taught based on the assessment of their attainment in YR because some may be reading already and others will be at the first stages. In schools now it is all about progress being made by the children so you should expect your child to build on what they have already learnt. I am sure teachers will explain it more fully later.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Mon 13-Jul-15 00:04:00

Children will have a reading level - usually a colour. A maths and literacy target. (Ask and you can have a copy) You can ask for levels at parents evening.

mrz Mon 13-Jul-15 07:10:38

Children entering Y1 will follow the programme of study for Year 1. The teacher will "assess" what individual children can do already and start from there.
Books sent home might be organised into Book Band colours (all books in a certain band will have the same level if difficulty) not all schools use book banding as the criteria doesn't match the new curriculum

Mavey9 Mon 13-Jul-15 09:41:27

Thank you all. So if my child came out of reception with all except one area classed as exceeding what level would you expect her to start on in year 1? Or is it not that straightforward?

redskybynight Mon 13-Jul-15 12:33:40

There is now no standard system of "levels" - you will have to ask your school what method they are using to show progress.

Your child will be judged against end of year objectives for Year 1.

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