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MidiMitch Tue 06-Feb-18 20:09:27

DS is in Reception and on Yellow band (stage 3) of Oxford Reading Tree. Does anyone know whether this would be broadly average?

IggyAce Tue 06-Feb-18 20:16:10

www.readingchest.co.uk/book-bands

This may help, but don’t worry too much about the bands. Ask questions about the book make sure he understands what he has read.

GetTheGoodLookingGuy Tue 06-Feb-18 20:18:52

Sounds average to me. I worked in Y1 last year, and all but three of the children came up from Reception Yellow or below. There will be some outliers (kids who don't recognise any sounds yet, kids who are reading chapter books) but Yellow is about right at this point of Reception, in my opinion.

Superstar22 Tue 06-Feb-18 20:29:58

My son is in reception & also on yellow band ORT. From what I can tell from his classmates, there are more children on lower bands/picture books than any further on.

Feenie Tue 06-Feb-18 20:40:35

I'd be more concerned about whether it's decodable or not - is it a Floppy's phonics, or a Songbird?

Or just your generic ORT? (Non-decodable)

Elocutioner Tue 06-Feb-18 20:47:48

Why are you concerned?

MidiMitch Tue 06-Feb-18 20:51:52

Not concerned but aware that he couldn't read or write at all before he started in reception and hoping he is getting on ok.

Tomorrowillbeachicken Tue 06-Feb-18 20:55:58

About where ds was this time last year.

Rainbowsandflowers78 Tue 06-Feb-18 21:01:16

Sounds about right but on the higher end of normal so doing well

MrsPreston11 Wed 07-Feb-18 09:18:36

My 4yo is in reception and top of the class along with 2 other children for reading.

They're all still on pink currently....

Drives me a little mad as at home she's reading much more complex things, but it's the highest performing school in the county and the reception teacher has been there a long time, so I am just trusting her with it......

Elocutioner Wed 07-Feb-18 09:24:28

There is no benefit to rushing children along the reading levels

There is also no benefit to comparing them to the rest of the class.

They're learning to read, why not just let them get on with it?

catkind Wed 07-Feb-18 15:45:10

Different schools use the reading levels very differently. DC's current school seem to have them all on same 2ish levels at any given stage regardless of ability. So even the ones that can't decode a single word independently were bringing home yellow level in year 1, and DD who can fluently read chapter books was bringing home blue. DS's previous school wouldn't let them off level 2 until they were decoding at sight and ticked off a range of random comprehension targets.

Unless they're very pushy with the levels, yellow would be doing well at this stage though.

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