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curiousmum32 Tue 31-Oct-17 16:17:24

My dd has just started reception in Sep, and we were told that the teachers will be assessing the students before the half term and then they will be given books accordingly, some will get wordless book too.
Today my dd came home with a proper reading book, ages 5-7. Does that mean she is progressing well?
Sorry but I havent studied in this country and so not very well versed with the system.
Just wanted to know shes on the right tracksmile
Thank you!

irvineoneohone Tue 31-Oct-17 16:34:57

Yes, if she is can decode and understand the book, she is doing great, imo.

irvineoneohone Tue 31-Oct-17 20:53:48

*if she can

Ginmummy1 Wed 01-Nov-17 08:32:57

Can your daughter read? At this stage in reception the children won't have been taught all the phonics sounds, so a 'proper reading book, ages 5-7' would be beyond most children, unless they'd learned to read before starting school.

It's possible that the book has been handed out for you to read to your daughter, to engage her with the story, rather than for her to read to you.

If you're in any doubt, perhaps you could check with the teacher.

Tomorrowillbeachicken Wed 01-Nov-17 09:25:50

I’d be tempted to say it’s one for you to read to her and she’ll get an additional home reading book for her to read to you but I know some children start school able to read or pick it up fast so not sure.

curiousmum32 Wed 01-Nov-17 11:10:59

Thank you everyone, this one is for her to read of course with a little help.

irvineoneohone Wed 01-Nov-17 17:00:40

I think your school is a bit different from normal, since most school in England seems to use book band system of some sort.
But obviously we can't comment except that if she is reading 5-7 books at age 4/5, she is ahead, as you can see yourself.
I think if she is already at that stage, best thing you can do is to speak to the teacher to find out how to help her at home, comprehension, inference, deduction, broadening vocabulary, etc, and find out what sort of books she should be reading for pleasure.
"5-7 years old books" is not very easy to tell what sort of level she is on, tbh. But I am pretty sure she is very advanced reader to get that book at this stage of reception.

curiousmum32 Thu 02-Nov-17 16:50:31

Hello everyone and sorry for the confusion. the book did say 5-7 years, its an oxford reading tree book. My dd's teacher told me shes on level pink.
Is that average or below average from the standards of someone who has just started reception. I am quite worried now having read somewhere that its below average sad please advise.

Tomorrowillbeachicken Thu 02-Nov-17 18:14:37

Pink is normal at this stage. Ds only just got his first book at this time of the year last year and was only just being given books with no words.

SimultaneousEquation Thu 02-Nov-17 18:30:35

In the nicest possible way: you are overthinking this. Pink is the starting level. Then red, yellow, blue, green, orange, turquoise, purple, gold, white, lime...

All children start on pink. It’s the starting level. It’s just after half-term in reception which is when quite a few schools start handing out books. Your dc is bang on average. You can’t read anything into this about her future educational progress. Children make reading progress in steps rather than a straight line. By year 3, no one will remember who was on the highest book band in reception. Progress is not even.

You will make your life less anxious in the next couple of years if you don’t pay attention to your dc’s bookband colour and other children’s bookband colour.

irvineoneohone Thu 02-Nov-17 18:59:50

www.readingchest.co.uk/book-bands

irvineoneohone Thu 02-Nov-17 19:08:30

Like pp said, it's a starting level for most of children. Don't worry. You cannot be behind at this early stage!

curiousmum32 Thu 02-Nov-17 21:18:21

Thank you everyonesmile Yes i think i am overthinking.

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