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prettyFLower23 Tue 21-Jun-16 17:08:39

My DD is currently on ORT level 9.
What happens in year 2 once children finish the books?
Level 9 looks like expected for year 2, should I ask what additional support she'll be given for progression in year 2?

NB this is not a gloat thread, asking for feedback smile

prettyFLower23 Tue 21-Jun-16 17:09:03

She's currently in year 1

WhatTheActualFugg Tue 21-Jun-16 17:10:20

Don't know. Mine was a free reader by the time she joined reception.

mouldycheesefan Tue 21-Jun-16 17:11:11

Hi they choose their own books from the school library. Two thirds of my dds class were on ORT level 10 by end year one, in year two they selected their own books to read after they finished the reading scheme and became free readers. They still do phonics in year two.

WhatTheActualFugg Tue 21-Jun-16 17:13:09

Sorry, not very helpful. Couldn't resist. And forgot to add a wink.

It's what mouldy says. My yr1 did now brings home a different 'Secret Kingdom' book every week. Joy. hmm

Mov1ngOn Tue 21-Jun-16 17:17:11

They don't need support for extra progression they just keep reading!! Several in year 1 were off the reading scheme and then read from the library.

In class emphasis moves towards comprehension /literacy/English type lessons.

mouldycheesefan Tue 21-Jun-16 17:27:07

Also the summer library reading challenge is good. As is reading different genres, poetry, non fiction etc

catkind Tue 21-Jun-16 17:30:03

Our school just have boxes of books to choose from in year 2 anyway; if they're good readers they get the box of chapter books instead of the box of picture books.

Other schools have reading scheme going up to 15 or more, in which case she would just keep going up the scheme as she is now.
It's normal for there to be a big spread, so don't necessarily worry about being beyond "expected". They may well have a group of readers on or beyond level 9 who can progress together. DS was on 11 by the end of yr 1 and he was one of the lower ones in his guided reading group.

kitchenunit Tue 21-Jun-16 17:47:03

Once children finish the ORT levels they're not allowed to read ever again.

Even cereal packets.

mrz Tue 21-Jun-16 18:39:09

We don't have book bands grin makes life so much simpler

prettyFLower23 Tue 21-Jun-16 19:00:15

Fab thanks
This school is very thorough at each band - have to do every book. So at last parents evening DD was one of best 5% teacher said so I assume she still is (no report yet)
Good to know what year 2 holds in store / will do library scheme

catkind Tue 21-Jun-16 19:03:53

How do you keep track of who can read what without some kind of recording system mrz? Or is it just that you keep your system secret from parents so they can't compare notes? At DS school not having reading levels seems to just mean not well matched books sad

catkind Tue 21-Jun-16 19:13:20

prettyflower, in that case you probably have a good idea how many books your school own and how enthusiastic your DD is for home reading from her reading level, very little idea of her reading ability.

To look at it another way, if they're managing to support her okay now as top 5% (what does that mean anyway? Either top or second in a class of 30!), do you have any reason to doubt they'll be able to do the same next year?

mouldycheesefan Tue 21-Jun-16 20:24:26

Every book on each level? Some levels have a hundred books at our school. Sometimes they have only read a couple of books before they change levels or skip levels all together.

The main thing is, does she enjoy reading, which she does 😀

mrz Wed 22-Jun-16 06:35:01

We have a recording system we catkind (not sure how I gave impression we don't) we just don't use book bands as the were developed with criteria to match multi cueing methods. The big publishers have attempted (unsuccessfully) to slot in phonic reading books rather than starting again.
Our books are largely organised to match the criteria for each year group in the new National Curriculum (although still a work in progress)

SisterViktorine Wed 22-Jun-16 06:50:09

Your school rank the pupils in year 1 and tell the parents where they are in the class in terms of a centile? hmm

mrz Wed 22-Jun-16 06:52:04

Is that question to me?

Ginmummy1 Wed 22-Jun-16 08:18:33

mrz, I think SisterViktorine was probably addressing that question to prettyFlower23 who previously said:

"This school is very thorough at each band - have to do every book. So at last parents evening DD was one of best 5% teacher said so I assume she still is (no report yet)"

prettyFLower23 Wed 22-Jun-16 08:56:02

Yes roughly
Told same for maths

mouldycheesefan Wed 22-Jun-16 11:59:16

I think it's pretty normal for teachers to tell parents where their children sit in relation to the rest of class or year group, usually informally at parents evening. You can generally work it out yourself anyway.

redskytonight Wed 22-Jun-16 12:41:10

IT's not particularly useful to know how your child is doing in relation to their class as you have no idea whether they are in a particular bright year, or not so bright, or vaguely average.

Level 9 is good but not exceptional for the end of Year 1. This puts your DD is on track to get what-used-to-be-Level-3 at the end of Y2 which is an ability level that the school will be very used to managing

prettyFLower23 Wed 22-Jun-16 13:25:08

Please don't shoot me down red sky tonight - but is is a very able cohort

Every child's parents have well paid city / professional jobs (apart from a few SAHM) and primary is in catchment in London where even a 2 bed flat is £650-700k.

Had to attend church for 4y to get into the school hence I know all the parents backgrounds (one form entry)

irvineoneohone Wed 22-Jun-16 13:40:19

What does able cohort got to do with parents' background? confused
And I have to agree, level9 end of yr1 is good, but not exceptional.

TheWanderingUterus Wed 22-Jun-16 13:47:58

DD and DS's school have a KS1 library. All the ORT books are kept in the corridors outside the classrooms and once kids hit level 11 they move to the library to choose their books.

DS was the first in his Year 1 class to do this at Xmas, but it was 4 children by January and ten or so at this point in the year. It was about the same for DD's year as well.

OrangePeels Wed 22-Jun-16 13:48:10

Level 9 at the end of year 1 isn't uncommon so I'm pretty sure they will have plenty more books for her to go at!
In DD's school level 9 kids and above go to the library to change their book whenever they need to as opposed to being issued reading books each week.

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