This is a test for 6 year olds. How would you score? DD (aged 6) got a D.

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Greythorne Sun 09-Feb-14 22:42:17

This is the question:

1) Rewrite the correct sentences.

a) Mum goes to work on the train.
b) what lovely weather!
c) We're singing in the rain

1) Mum would go to work on the train but the line has been destroyed by flooding.

BakingBad Sun 09-Feb-14 22:54:39

Just guessing here -

A) Mum goes to work by train.
B) "What lovely weather!"
C) We're singing in the rain.

Haven't a clue really.

harticus Sun 09-Feb-14 22:55:41

Wait a minute - rewrite the CORRECT sentences.
The question makes no sense.

Caitlin17 Sun 09-Feb-14 22:55:47

1.Mum goes to work by train. (although not sure what was wrong with the first one) or possibly "Mum goes to work on a train."

2. What lovely weather! (needed a capital letter)

3. We're singing in the rain. (needed a full stop)

ComposHat Sun 09-Feb-14 22:56:36

Ah I've got it. re-write the CORRECT sentences and not worry about the incorrect ones

So all you would need to do is copy out is:

A) Mum goes to work on the train.

Is it one of those 'A plane crashes on the border between France and Spain, how should they decide where to bury the survivors?' type trick questions?

Should it be rewrite the sentences correctly?

SqutterNutBaush Sun 09-Feb-14 22:57:46

Answers are A and C as these sentences are correct?

Greythorne Sun 09-Feb-14 22:59:53

My DD rewrote all the sentences and for the ones which had punctuation missing, she wrote the correct punctuation.

So, she wrote:

Mum goes to work on the train.
What lovely weather!
We're singing in the rain.

The teacher was expecting them to copy out ONLY the sentence which was correct, ie the first one. She gave DD a D on the test, partly because Dd wrote out all the sentences but also she did not have time to answer a second question due to lack of time as she had spent so much time writing three sentences for question 1.

TeenageAdvice15 Sun 09-Feb-14 22:59:59

it's not asking you to correct the sentences but to simply copy out the ones that are correct which is all of them.

harticus Sun 09-Feb-14 23:00:36

Or does it mean rewrite the correct sentences as in construct a new sentence so the meaning is the same i.e. Mother takes the train to work.

Am I overthinking this? confused

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Sun 09-Feb-14 23:00:47

Maybe it should be

Mum drives a Porsche convertible to the shops while Daddy works. ??

TeenageAdvice15 Sun 09-Feb-14 23:01:04

sorry, didn't realise it was punctuation., thought it was just as in didn't make sense, so only A is correct

For a 6 year old???? WTF????

Who set the test? If the teacher she should be ashamed, if someone official I'm a) not surprised and b) FFS

sorry; b) FFS!

harticus Sun 09-Feb-14 23:01:39

Oops x-post.
What a load of crap OP - I would be having words.

Caitlin17 Sun 09-Feb-14 23:02:18

OP What is the correct answer?

I think the first one is wrong as it's ambiguous as it might mean Mum is Rosie the riveter who may very well work on the train but commutes to her workplace by another means of transport.

SamHamwidge Sun 09-Feb-14 23:02:22

Sounds completely daft! I would have got a D too!

Floggingmolly Sun 09-Feb-14 23:03:30

It's ridiculously phrased for a six year old considering it confused the hell out of so many adults

MrsBungle Sun 09-Feb-14 23:04:16

What a ridiculous load of shite. Maybe the question should be clearer so that I can understand it aged 36

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 09-Feb-14 23:04:47

A grade? For a six ur old?
Bet half the class can barely write. What with them being 6 and all and in yr 1 having not long finished reception.

Takes the pis. Even us lot aren't sure what the question actually is.

HadABadDay2014 Sun 09-Feb-14 23:05:05

It would be better worded.

Circle the correct sentence.

GlitzAndGiggles Sun 09-Feb-14 23:05:42

Mum doesn't go to work on the train because there's always sodding problems so mum has to change her route. There we go smile

Greythorne Sun 09-Feb-14 23:05:52

The correct answer is:

A) Mum goes to work on the train.

And yes, the teacher wrote a big "D" in red ink at the top of DD's page.

HadABadDay2014 Sun 09-Feb-14 23:06:00

It would be better is the question was reworded

harticus Sun 09-Feb-14 23:06:06

The problem is the word "rewrite". The teacher is an arse.

If she has said "copy down" then it wouldn't have been so ambiguous.

To me "rewrite" means to write something again but in a different way.

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