Rat Naps

Collins Big Cat Phonics


Reading level: Collins Stage 1, Band 1b, Pink, Book Band Level 1, Book Band Pink
National Curriculum: Stepping Stones, Early Years
Key stage: Key Stage 0

Tomislav Zlatic, Paul Shipton

No. of pages 16

Reviews
Great for age 3+

Sid is a rat at the tip, he lives there with his friends Cam and Tim. But while they sleep soundly in their snug beds Rick the cat is on the look out for some dinner. This exciting story is vividly illustrated by Tomislav Zlatic.

This is a Band 01B/Pink B book in the Collins Big Cat reading programme which is a simple story with a familiar setting. This fiction book uses the focus phonemes s, a, d, t, p, i, n, r, ck, o, m, c, u, g and e. A picture of the tip on pages 14 and 15 shows all the rats' sleeping spots as well as Rick - on the hunt - to help children recap the story. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. For more guided reading books in this Collins Big Cat band, try In the Jungle (9780007512683) by Becca Heddle.

 

This book is at the stepping stones level of the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum sets out the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects at all 4 key stages. Each National Curriculum level is divided into sub-levels, where Level C means that a child is working at the lower end of the level, Level B s/he is working comfortably at that level, and Level A means that s/he is working at the top end of the level. The Government has suggested a child should achieve the following levels by the end of each school year: (i) Level 1b by end Year 1, Level 2a-c by end Year 2, Level 2a-3b by end Year 3, Level 3 by the end Year 4, Level 3b-4c by the end Year 5, Level 4 by the end Year 6. This book is at the early years level of the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum sets out the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects at all 4 key stages. Each National Curriculum level is divided into sub-levels, where Level C means that a child is working at the lower end of the level, Level B s/he is working comfortably at that level, and Level A means that s/he is working at the top end of the level. The Government has suggested a child should achieve the following levels by the end of each school year: (i) Level 1b by end Year 1, Level 2a-c by end Year 2, Level 2a-3b by end Year 3, Level 3 by the end Year 4, Level 3b-4c by the end Year 5, Level 4 by the end Year 6.

This book is in the following series:

Collins Big Cat Phonics
The Collins Big Cat Phonics series allows readers to apply decoding skills whilst reading books by top authors and illustrators. The scheme is book-banded and tricky words and focus phonemes are highlighted in each reader to ensure systematic progression. All the books are complete stories or narratives, whilst guidance notes in the back of each book means they are suitable for send-home, making phonics straightforward for parents too.

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