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Oxford reading tree, what level should yr1 child be on?

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Ghanagirl Tue 02-Oct-12 17:00:40

I'm asking as have boy/girl twins and they are on very different levels. I'm worried my son not doing as well as he should, asked his teacher and she said "he seems okay" which is not helpful

Elibean Tue 02-Oct-12 19:36:36

Personally, having seen/seeing two dds go through Y1, I honestly don't think there is a clear cut 'should' about the levels at this stage.

What is worrying you about your son? FWIW, the boys in both my dds' classes at this age suddenly lost all interest (if they ever had any) in reading, and were far less motivated to read than the girls - bar one or two. They started to pick up again in Y2, and had caught up with the girls by Y3. I've no idea if this is common, but its certainly my experience!

Matesnotdates Tue 02-Oct-12 22:06:25

Mine's on 5 if that helps. he went into Y1 on 3 and the teacher bumped him up. he's coping well. I have seen a real spread though, think ds is middling though not sure.

SizzleSazz Tue 02-Oct-12 22:09:17

In DD's class they range from pink to turquoise.

I would say IME from DD's class that at this stage blue/green has the greatest concentration of children

Elibean Tue 02-Oct-12 22:26:38

They range from red level to library (ie beyond lime) in dd2's class, but most are on yellow/blue/green. But as you asked about ORT, I'm not sure how colours correlate - we do have ORT, amongst other reading schemes, but I can't remember levels!

VforViennetta Tue 02-Oct-12 22:27:56

Ds1 was on blue in reception, has gone down to red in y1 hmm. But dd was on god knows what at that age, I would think that a fairly wide spread would be standard.

Matesnotdates Tue 02-Oct-12 22:45:22

Colours? Oooh i didn't know about colours. Mine's on Storyworlds stage 5? Is that not ORT?

nailak Tue 02-Oct-12 22:48:45

mines 3

SizzleSazz Tue 02-Oct-12 22:50:18

This reference guide is quite useful for comparing different reading schemes across the 'bands'

SizzleSazz Tue 02-Oct-12 22:50:58

On the basis of the above guide blue/green would be ORT 5/6

SizzleSazz Tue 02-Oct-12 22:55:27

Forgot to say, that guide also gives estimated NC levels as well smile

upinthehills Tue 02-Oct-12 22:57:16

Scotland here... My DS is in Primary 2 (6yrs) and the reading groups range from ORT stage 9 - 4.

Last year, in primary 1, so 5 yrs, the class ended the year in 3 reading groups on stages 6,5,4 respectively.

Does this help?

TodaysAGoodDay Tue 02-Oct-12 22:58:25

There's one girl on Stage 6, my DS's on Stage 5, but there are two still on Stage 2 and others in between. Personally I think most girls do better than boys on the whole, but I may be wrong.

Matesnotdates Tue 02-Oct-12 22:59:21

Ah OK, I found a conversion chart - stage 5 storyworlds is green.

PiggyBankMum Thu 04-Oct-12 08:16:22

'He seems Ok ' is probably what he is: OK!
They are on whatever level they have progressed to. Children pick up reading at very different speeds. Boys are often slower than girls. As long as they are making progress (though it may seem so slooooooow) they are 'ok'.

My DC took ages to become fluent and then sped towards a very precocious 'reading age'.

Fuzzymum1 Thu 04-Oct-12 19:54:35

I read with year one at DS's school. The children there range from pink level to gold. The 'average child' hate that term but don't know how else to describe it would be on blue or green band.

Meglet Thu 04-Oct-12 19:58:20

Whay fuzzymum said. I know that in DS's class there is at least one child still on pink (a boy) and one on gold (a girl). DS is on green.

shattereddreams Thu 04-Oct-12 20:31:31

In DD class there are 3 boys on 8 ORT. DD is next I think on 6 with one other girl and the majority are on 2-5
Not just girls streaking ahead!
I would hazard a guess that 4 is about the middle.

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