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What stage - ORT? Year 1, nearly 6 years old DD

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Doodle2U · 08/05/2009 15:54

Right, number one child (DS aged 8) breezed through infants with a photographic memory like Dustin Hoffman in Rainman. We knew we were getting an easy ride with him and not to expect the same from DD when it was her turn (she is 2 years younger). That said, she's a mare. DS used to bring his reading books home and demand to read them whilst he still had his coat on from school. DD, on the other hand, hides the wretched books under the sofa and will do anything to get out of homework and reading.

She's bright enough in all other areas.

She's just started reading stage 6/orange ORT (yawn, yawn, yawn). I'm looking for that chart which tells you what age, roughly, each stage applies to and I can't find it. Does stage 6 sound about right to everyone else?


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crumpet · 08/05/2009 16:07

Sounds fine. Neighbours son is apparently in top reading group in his yr 1 class and was reading level 4 the other day

sagacious · 08/05/2009 16:10

Ort stage 6 sounds good

(and I am not a hag !)

MerlinsBeard · 08/05/2009 16:10

ooh i have it hang on ...

MerlinsBeard · 08/05/2009 16:11

here you from one hag to another

Overmydeadbody · 08/05/2009 16:11

I have no idea, I am sorry.

My only advice would be that if she's reading them, they are the right stage for her. If she's struggling, maybe a lower level would work better, if she's breexing through them, maybe she needs to move on.

sagacious · 08/05/2009 16:12

Just googles and amazon say ort6/7 are for age 6 so bang on.

Doodle2U · 08/05/2009 16:14

MoM - that's the pecker I needed - cheers.

Thank you, thank you one and all.

I love everyone now. nobody is a hag. You are all just gorgeous.

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ICANDOTHAT · 08/05/2009 17:29

Stage 6 sound very good. I help read with kids in yr 1 class and they vary from stages 2 to 8 - Average are on stage 5. She's doing really well, clever girl

Marthasmama · 08/05/2009 17:39

That's very interesting for me too. DS is year 1 and on level 7. I'll now stop worrying that he hasn't gone up a level for ages. Poor lad.

infin · 08/05/2009 17:54

She is spot on for her age..according to reading bands used in many schools Level 6 ORT correlates to National Curriculum 1A which is the "expected" level for a child at the end of Year 1. And it's not the end of Year 1 yet so she's doing well! Blessed levelled books...I hate 'em!!

NervousNutty · 08/05/2009 17:56

I think that is what level most children in Ds's class are on.

Ds is only on level 4 but he has struggled with reading so that is good for him.

NervousNutty · 08/05/2009 17:56

Is it just me who finds the books mind numbingly boring ? Ds isn't overly keen either.

melpomene · 08/05/2009 18:02

My dd1 has just turned 6 and has just gone onto ORT stage 6. She is about average for her class. It's a great stage to be at because she's starting to be able to read picture books without help, and having lots of fun with it.

OP said her dd hates her reading books and homework, but does she enjoy reading other types of books? My dd1 has just finished a Little Animal Ark chapter book, which she managed with a bit of help (Little Animal Ark is easier than the 'standard' Animal Ark range).

gibba8 · 08/05/2009 19:38

My DD is 4 (nearly 5) and has just started on level 6. I did not realise she was doing so well-she just adores reading and loves the Biff, Chip and Kipper stories!

Plonker · 08/05/2009 19:45

Dd1 was on stage 4 at this age.

Dd2 turned 6 in March and is on stage 9 but is at the top end of the class.

I'd say stage 6 is spot on

Doodle2U · 08/05/2009 21:21

The relief! Now I know she's pretty much where she should be, I'll lighten up a bit.

She loves to be read to but hasn't made the leap to reading for herself yet. She'll look at books and recount the story from the pictures but avoids the reading.

We try and get her to read signs, menus etc and she gives it a half-hearted stab.

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