Reading Scheme Level Descriptors
At the last Parents Forum we discussed publishing the Reading Scheme Bands, so that parents are clear about the skill progression. The Level Descriptors have been updated to enable parents to fully understand the skills children need to have mastered in order to move onto the next level.
The most important thing to bear in mind is that learning to read is a marathon not a sprint. It is not a competition - children learn at different speeds!
Children are practising their reading at home, not learning to read: they should be able to read the books relatively fluently. Books used for teaching in school will be more difficult for them - the next level up.
The teaching staff use their professional judgement when it comes to moving the children onto the next level. Parents must bear in mind that what they see at home in terms of their child's reading ability, may not be reflected in class, and although we are always interested in parental views, we will move children on when we see they are ready.