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PramFaceBuggyBrain Tue 30-Oct-12 18:32:06

Yes, I know they're dreaded, but can anyone tell me which order these books go in for Reception: Pink and Lilac. Which is the more advanced? I've been told that DS will be on one and then progress to the other, but which one first? I think they use Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and co).

Thanks.

mrz Tue 30-Oct-12 18:37:19

Lilac is pre reading (no words)

Pink
Red
Yellow
Blue
Green
Orange
Turquoise
Purple
Gold
White
Lime
Brown
Grey
Navy blue
Magenta

PramFaceBuggyBrain Tue 30-Oct-12 18:38:18

Ah, thanks. They have white at the moment, which don't have words. Perhaps lilac is similar to that. Thanks again!

mrz Tue 30-Oct-12 18:44:06

ORT colours aren't the same as book bands

PramFaceBuggyBrain Tue 30-Oct-12 18:44:48

Oh! So, in ORT, which is first - lilac or pink? Does anyone know, please? Thanks!

mrz Tue 30-Oct-12 18:45:46

www.oup.com/oxed/primary/oxfordreadingtree/chart/

PramFaceBuggyBrain Tue 30-Oct-12 18:47:44

Thanks, I was just looking at that. It looks as though lilac is ORT and pink is the book band. So confused!

mrz Tue 30-Oct-12 18:51:23

Book bands were created to make it easier for teachers to match books from different reading schemes/publishers because publishers were using their own colours before Book bands most recently published books will display both

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