Reading Levels

R/

P1

Y1/

P2

Y2/P3

Y3/P4

Y4/P5

Y5/P6

Y6/P7

Book Band

 

NC Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 1 Pink

(ORT 1+)

Working towards Lv1

(RA below 5 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 2 Red

(ORT 2)

Working towards Lv1

(RA below 5 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 3 Yellow

(ORT 3)

Working within Lv1

(RA approx just 5 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 4 Blue

(ORT 4)

Working within Lv1

(RA approx 5 yrs +)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 5 Green

(ORT 5)

Working within Lv1

(RA approx 5.5 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 6 Orange

(ORT 6)

Working towards Lv2

(RA approx 6 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 7 Turquoise

(ORT 7)

Working towards Lv2

(RA approx 6.5 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 8 Purple

(ORT 8)

Working within Lv2

(RA approx 7 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 9 Gold

(ORT 9)

Working within Lv2

(RA approx 7.5 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 10 White

(ORT 10)

Working towards Lv3

(RA approx 8 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 11 Lime

(ORT 11)

Working towards and just within Lv3

(RA approx 8.5 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 12 Brown

(ORT 10 & 11)

Working within Lv3

(RA approx 9-9.5 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 13 Grey

(ORT 12 & 13)

Working towards Lv4

(RA approx 10 yrs +)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 14 Dark Blue

(ORT 13 & 14)

Working towards and within Lv4

(RA approx 10-11 yrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band 15 Dark Pink

(ORT 15 & 16)

Working within L4

(RA approx 11 yrs +)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normal Band range for tracking back for less able readers in this year group

Expected Book Band range for majority of children in this year group

Normal Band range for tracking forward for more able readers in this year group