How many children out of 100 would be reading ORT yellow and blue books in Y2?(152 Posts)
I can't really help but I would probably guess at it being a handful at most?
Yellow/blue is generally expected around age 5ish, they seem to be shown as either side of 5 in the different charts. SO I suppose for year 2 it would mean being about 18months to 2 years behind?
Does he struggle with any bit of it in particular? blending in general? struggles to remember the phonics themselves? lack of interest? has be had an eye test?
It equates to a 1c/1b so he's about a year behind where he should be in y2. No idea about the how many in 100 would be at that level. I listen to a y2 class read and there are only 2 out of the class of 28 on blue level.
fear of getting it wrong is perfectly understandable. Thats great he says it is one of his favourite subjects so he wants to be able to do it and is keen. can he verbally spell out a word? so if you said to him how would you spell door would he be able to sound it out? I am just wondering if there are any indicators for dyslexia or anything that could be preventing him from moving forwards at the rate he might be capable of if that makes sense.
if he is starting to write then that is good but again that could be affected if any visual processing problems too.
I don't really understand the NC levels but I would think to get a 1c he would have to be confident on blue and also obviously meet the other requirements.
Why are you optimistic that it'll all come together in the end?
Are you aware that 20% of children leave primary unable to read fluently / properly?
And of course 50% don't get a C in GCSE English.
My DD was ahead of yours in Y2 (green band) - but still very behind, and is now looking like she'll catch up next year - in Y6.
But that has only been done with the most of enormous amount of work by me and school.
So be optimistic if that's your style - but you may also want to back up that optimism with an awful lot of hard work. Trusting school wasn't a very successful strategy for me, even though my DD did get plenty of 1:1 - from reception through to Y5.
ok so it sounds like he is really mainly on yellow which is still classed as a reception level for an average child.
PERSONALLY I would say you need to speak to the teacher and find out what he/she genuinely feels about where he is and how he is doing and what the problems are. It could very very easily be he is dyslexic, it could be something else but the earlier it is identified the better or he could slip further behind.
"Eyes tested, slightly longsighted so board work might be a bit out of focus "
DD is longsighted, it means that things are clearer further away. She has to wear glasses for reading and close up work (sewing/writing etc)
Might be worth checking out, I was just wondering if he actually was longsighted and this was affecting his reading. I went in to school and explained about dd's eyes etc but found as she had glasses the teachers just plonked her up close to the board which was the worst place for her.
My little girl is on yellow band as well and just been told she got a level 1c at the end of spring, on saying that she's been 1c since the end of year one. In our year two class there are only two children on this level of reading books
the spelling <ed> can represent the sound /t/ would be taught in Y2 if the school is following Letters and Sounds (earlier in other programmes)
'ed' may or may not have been taught to the class - but I wouldn't expect a child who is struggling so much to have learnt it.
If he could read 'ed' words, he wouldn't be struggling nearly as much as you describe.....
If the class is split into groups for phonics, he may never have been taught it. But if the class isn't split into groups clearly the majority of what he's being taught isn't sticking.
"helped" isn't a difficult word if a child has been taught unfortunately many schools are streaming for phonics which means some children simply aren't getting the chance to learn what they need ...madness! it makes me so angry!
Yellow, blue and green are ages 5-6.
Yellow is W/1C, Blue is 1C and Green is 1C/1B.
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