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What happens after book band white?

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themed Thu 20-Oct-11 11:26:49

My eldest is on white now and on all the charts they seem to go up to white and indicate this is around a level 2a/3c. Does this mean the book band coloured thing ends after white? If so do they just progress by picking their own books without any particular level?

Just curious really as to how it works and whether it is different in different schools.

redskyatnight Thu 20-Oct-11 11:28:17

Lime comes after white in the standard NC book banding. DS's old school did its own thing grin .

Iamnotminterested Thu 20-Oct-11 13:27:08

Every school is different. There are 7 more levels to get through after white at DC's school. Sigh.

JaneBennet Thu 20-Oct-11 17:32:37

They just go on and on and on...

mrz Thu 20-Oct-11 17:34:41

lime
brown
grey
KS2 blue
KS2 red (which takes you up to a secure level 5)

BehindLockNumberNine Thu 20-Oct-11 17:36:47

At our school there are many more colours after white, finally finishing in (I think) gold.

mrz Thu 20-Oct-11 17:41:43

gold comes before white

mrz Thu 20-Oct-11 17:44:01

the official system of book banding colours are
lilac
pink
red
yellow
blue
green
orange
turquoise
purple
gold
white
lime
brown
grey
blue (dark)
red (dark)

themed Thu 20-Oct-11 18:22:50

Thankyou very much all and mrz in particular!!! Very useful!

themed Thu 20-Oct-11 18:25:49

PS mrz, do they equate to NC levels, so if a child is on white say, are they 2a/3c and then up accordingly or are they completely separate?

mrz Thu 20-Oct-11 18:32:34

There is a rough equivalence with NC levels dependent on the child displaying appropriate skills beyond simple decoding.

themed Thu 20-Oct-11 18:46:45

thanks!!

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