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Btfly Wed 21-Aug-13 01:52:34

In the reception class how long does it take for children to read and write properly

BrianTheMole Wed 21-Aug-13 01:55:38

It completely depends on the child, and what work the school are doing with them.

noramum Wed 21-Aug-13 08:40:57

What is properly for you? DD ended Reception with a total mix of skills between her classmates. Some could read level8, some just level 1. One girl was a free reader.

As the school introduced cursive writing in Reception all the children had to re-learn the letters and even at the end of Year 1 DD's handwriting is often bad when she doesn't have lines or is in a hurry.

Don't stress.

Periwinkle007 Wed 21-Aug-13 10:15:26

varies hugely. My eldest started school already reading fluently at level 6, by easter she was on chapter books. others in the class started just knowing their phonics and shot up to almost the same level as her, others are probably still on c a t on entering yr1.
my other daughter is younger and will be starting able to read things like 'cat, bug, shut, they' but doesn't know things like ai or ae. I expect she will probably pick it up quite quickly.
their school focus primarily on phonics and reading for the first term and I think it was by Feb ish they had covered the 44 main phonics but other schools do them slower or follow different methods.
writing again depends on if the school want them to do cursive or not, if they give them lined paper, if they give them regular letter forming practice or homework and if the child is interested.

In reception pretty much any level of development is fine so long as there is some.

Fuzzymum1 Wed 21-Aug-13 11:40:45

At the end of reception the more able children in my son's class were reading fairly well, but not fluently and some were still at the very earliest stages. Now at the end of year 1 the more able readers are reading famous five type books and there are some still sounding out words like dog and brat etc. (I read with them which is why I know - I'm not snooping in bookbags!)

NoComet Wed 21-Aug-13 11:45:20

How long is a piece of string?

By 6 DD2 could read more accurately and spell, everydat stuff better than me.

Dyslexic DD1 didn't learn to read fluently unil she was 11 and will never write properly.

They are both equally bright and at things scientific, DD1 is very sharp.

lljkk Wed 21-Aug-13 18:04:54

What does "properly" mean?

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