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Oxford reading Tree levels for year 1

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happyharry Mon 21-Sep-09 16:33:01

My dd has just brought home her 1st Oxford reading Tree Book. Her school use a book band scheme. Can anybody tell me what level an average child entering year 1 would be on?

Hulababy Mon 21-Sep-09 16:35:50

I work as a TA in a Y1 class. We have children who are still doing pre-reading skills bands pink and red. I think are most able are currently reading orange band.

I am not sure how ORT fits into the book bands, as the same level, but different books seem to be included in different bands. I'll see if I can find it.

Hulababy Mon 21-Sep-09 16:44:21

These are the ORT linked to book bands

So, in my Y1 class, you'd be looking at ORT stage 1 to ORT stage 5/6

happyharry Mon 21-Sep-09 16:51:58

Thank you. That is helpful. Am I right is assuming that progress though levels 1 to 5 is quite quick? She is on red band at moment and has come home with a stage 2 wren.

BosworthBear Fri 25-Sep-09 10:32:54

Does anyone know where the link is to the chart that compares all of the different publishers books to the coloured reading scheme bands? I know I've seen it linked on here before but I can't find it now!!

thedollshouse Fri 25-Sep-09 10:50:32

Orange already in yr 1! None of the children is ds's class are on orange band yet. Ds turned 5 in August and he is on red band - ORT stage 3. A few children are on pink, most are on red, a couple of the older children are on yellow and I think one is on blue.

I help at a different school which is very high achieving and most of the children are on red or yellow. Last year towards the end of year 1 a few went on to Orange.

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Fri 25-Sep-09 10:53:56

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epithet Fri 25-Sep-09 10:54:09

I'm a volunteer helper in dd1's Y1 class and regularly hear them read - lots of children still on pink, the majority on red, and a few on yellow.

southernbelle77 Fri 25-Sep-09 11:04:22

In dd's year 1 class there is a big variety of levels. Some of the children are still on pink, and some on red. I think most are on yellow and blue. DD is on green and I know a few of her friends are and then there are some higher on orange and more (brown I think?). However, thankfully they don't just have ORT books as the children find these the most boring ones!

Toffeepopple Fri 25-Sep-09 13:30:25


Is this link useful? I've seen it on another site. It looks like silver can also be called white.

madusa Fri 25-Sep-09 17:07:21

my yr 1 son (aged 5) is still on pink level

ThingOne Fri 25-Sep-09 17:23:55

Huge variety in my son's class too. A few are on ORT brown or turquoise. My son is on a more normal ORT red. The majority of his class was reading ORT blue or above by June in reception (when I had a sneaky peak at the list).

ICANDOTHAT Fri 25-Sep-09 17:27:54

Is this what you are looking for? Shows ages and related book level

ICANDOTHAT Fri 25-Sep-09 17:30:22

Sorry forgot to say just click on' Reading Tree Chart'

4ever21 Sat 26-Sep-09 01:32:36

can anyone please tell me what reading recovery levels mean. I just saw it in the link posted by toffeepopple. thanks.

2greatboys Sat 26-Sep-09 08:37:45

Can I just say thanks to ICANDOTHAT for the link. When ever I see info about the different colour levels they always stop at Lime. At my DSs school I know they have different coloured levels after this and I wondered if it was the schools own banding system (after lime). My DS is year 4 is on a browny colour which I can see from your list is 'Ruby' so found this really useful.

Just to reassure some of the posters my DS really struggled with reading until late year 2 when he got the hang of it. They all progress at their own pace but seem to even out eventually.

mrz Sat 26-Sep-09 08:39:23

Reading Recovery is a method of reading instruction which originated in New Zealand and arose from the work of Marie Clay.
Reading Recovery (RR) provides intensive, one-to-one, daily tutoring for young children who are identified as being at risk of having literacy difficulties after having received a full year of schooling. It's hugely expensive and there is a great deal of dispute on how effective it is as an intervention - latest research from Australia suggests that the improvements made are short term. (any 1-1 intensive method will see improvements )

Jenski Mon 28-Sep-09 11:52:11

Can I add - Reading Recovery is supposed to help the children that did not progress when reading phonetically. It is supposed to help them catch up with their peers by using a different approach that is not the same as "sounding out" unfamiliar words and remembering "tricky" words. Children targeted will have daily reading/tuition with a specifically trained reading recovery teacher for about 20 weeks I think. I am sure that children progress, but most children would progress if given one-to-one reading guidance for this length of time.

There is alot of disagreement with it and as MRZ says very expensive. Not quite sure how it is taught but if you want to see it in action you can look at 'teachers TV'.

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Tue 29-Sep-09 10:42:19

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Danceaway Tue 29-Sep-09 14:17:01

Big THANK YOU to Toffeepopple; now relieved to know DD1 doing just fine with her reading!!

happyharry Fri 02-Oct-09 17:50:39

Ditto. My dd had just moved onto yellow band so I feel reassurred. Even though she is finding them hard.

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