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loosinas Sun 19-Jun-11 20:28:53

i know i shouldnt compare or listen to a bunch of people's opinions but I've just heard that pink and red reading books dont correlate to a national curriculum level and children should be on at least yellow going into year one in order to do ok there.

i guess im going over ground that was covered in the other question on here about catching up but will my son be ok if he goes into year one on red and is it considered really behind ?

mrz Sun 19-Jun-11 20:33:18

Some children will enter Y1 not reading and some will be at the end of the scheme all are perfectly normal and there is no reason to worry as long as he has made progress during his time in school.

MigratingCoconuts Sun 19-Jun-11 20:43:14 can borrow my wet fish (I use it on myself quite regularly grin)

here is a general reading level guide

The guide is shown by age not year group because of the huge differences in birthdays that make such a difference this young.

MRZ is right, its an average too and there is no correlation between speed of picking up reading and success later on, so they are not linked to NC levels.
As long as they keep making progress and keep enjoying it. smile

CarGirl Sun 19-Jun-11 22:35:33

My 3 summer born dcs didn't get off pink books until the Easter time of year 1, one of them was on free readers by the Christmas shock when it clicks it clicks.


IndigoBell Mon 20-Jun-11 04:16:10

You don't need to be on a NC level at the end of reception. confused

In reception you do the EYFS, which isn't marked in NC levels.....

Being on red at the end of Y1 would be a cause for concern......

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