Found 16th Dec 2008
DD has just turned 5 and is in Reception. Her teacher today said that she is in Level 11 of ORT. Is that good? Does anyone know any links about ORT and equivalent reading ages please?

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The first link on the page should help you - At home with Oxford Reading Tree - A guide for Parents

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Thank you both. In one of the links it says stage 11 equivalent to Y3. So her reading age is 8 years then:thinking:. I have heard people discussing about reading age and her teacher also mentioned that her reading age is above her chronological age. Thats why I wanted to know.
Rep left to you both.:thumbsup:

Your welcome - sounds like your daughters doing really well!

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vinylandtrinkets;3776970

have a look at both these links might be … have a look at both these links might be helpful.http://fds.oup.com/www0.oup.com/ort/2/tree.htmlhttp://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/children-parenting-521/children-parenting-190/primary-school-age-4-11-years-60/186047-oxford-reading-tree.htmlBe very proud of your little one, give them plenty of encouragement and get them to read anything you have at home, my son is 7 and has the reading capability of a 10 year old. He stopped reading at 5 because he didnt want to do it in school, so i sat him down explained that if he didnt he would be moved back a class and i taught him at home, this term he jumped so now in yr 3/4 and doing really well.hope this helps


Does that mean he is in Year3/4 when he should be in year 2:thinking: Wow!!

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vinylandtrinkets;3777214

he should be in yr 1/2 ( they combine the classes) no idea why.Your … he should be in yr 1/2 ( they combine the classes) no idea why.Your little one sound like she is doing really well. give her a huge hug and kiss.:thumbsup:but like i said her her to read anything and everything suitable for her age or there abouts, comics are great fun. We joined our local library this summer which was fantastic, also see if they have one in your school as they will still have the books to follow the stages she is on.the one thing we found was because we focused so much on my sons reading we forgot about his writting skills, so sometimes he has a pet spider run across the page..lolWe also found the more we praised him in his school work the better he does


Thanks. Your son is doing excellent isnt he?:thumbsup:
We hardly read at home, apart from her reading books.:oops: I think she is kinda ok in writing, she is into joined writing now. I made her write Thank You letter for the 20 children who came to her party.:w00t: They look alright for her age I think.:) She also loved it cos I had printed pink Disney Princess template with her picture in costume as a fourth Princess and space to write the letter.

Don't forget to join your local library, they have book groups too for children at mine :thumbsup:

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choc1969;3777429

Don't forget to join your local library, they have book groups too for … Don't forget to join your local library, they have book groups too for children at mine :thumbsup:


Thanks choc:thumbsup: Our local one which is few doors away doesn't have book group I think. Maybe the town library might have. I'll enquire:)

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vinylandtrinkets;3778449

WOW joined up writing at 5? flaming heck they get younger, this year my … WOW joined up writing at 5? flaming heck they get younger, this year my son started joined up writing and he hates it..lolMy son is really good at most things even maths ( surprised me with the math homework last week) some of the stuff they send home nowadays i didnt do till i was in last year of juniors.My son started school at 3 yrs and we found it easier to make everything he was learning or bringing home fun.We did buy him the books they sell in asda and tesco with the age groups for reading,writing,math & spelling, the ones for his age he flew through but as they got harder you could see him trying more to understand it and to complete the books.Has she started bringing home spelling? this is another good way of getting her reading, she does sound a very clever little girl:thumbsup: Not sure what your little ones teachers are like but ours were amazing and gave us tons of advice on how to keep my son interested in different subjects and loads of resources on where to buy stuff, as long as we made it all into a game Josh didnt think of it as school work he just thought its a new game.


Don't know about spellings, but she brings writing book where her teacher writes a few words in a sound e.g. 'oa' like boat etc and DD has to write more words using the same sound. She manages about 7-15 words in the sound and then writes sentences using those words. I don't give clues or put words in her mouth, she thinks and shouts them loud and writes. :-D Is that what you meant by spellings? Her teacher said she will send home spellings and this is what she sends.

I am crazy about workbook style books. Can't buy enough of them. She can add/subrtract single digit number to any number less than 100.:-D Matching, sequencing, finding missing letters/numbers etc. She loves them:thumbsup:

She started pre school full time (private school) when she was 3 as well.


P.S. I totally ignore DD2 in terms of educational stuff :oops: but she is only 2 1/2. So its ok.

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vinylandtrinkets;3779669

you sound very proud of her and so you should be:thumbsup: she does sound … you sound very proud of her and so you should be:thumbsup: she does sound like she is thriving at school, you'll proberly find your youngest may start to copy her soon, so encourage that too.:thumbsup:The other thing we thought was brillaint was the leapster and vtech smlie, so many great learning games:-D( and 5 minutes peice for mums and dads)..lol



When she was little I bought Leap Pad, vtech, oregon laptops etc. Thanks to my husband who doesn't replace the batteries:whistling:, the toys were dead all the time. So I don't look at VSmile, Leapstar deals at all. Maybe I should. Thanks for your suggestion.:thumbsup:

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vinylandtrinkets;3780809

Im sure i saw a vtech noddy game deal £4.99 on the vtech website, and … Im sure i saw a vtech noddy game deal £4.99 on the vtech website, and woolies have a few left.


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