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

Bonsoir Wed 12-Feb-14 17:53:55

Not with her (she's coming up next year, in CM2) - but lots of problems!

Greythorne Wed 12-Feb-14 17:43:20

Hi Bonsoir
smile
No, it's not Miss A....
Are you having problems with her? I remember you were circumspect about her.

Bonsoir Wed 12-Feb-14 17:09:44

Hi Greythorne.

I've just seen this. The teacher isn't Miss A*a by any chance?

Caitlin17 Mon 10-Feb-14 13:41:40

Iam the question was badly worded and ambiguous on a number of counts.

To, too and two are all pronounced the same.

In Scots dialect "to" can be changed to "tae" (pronounced tay)and "two" to "twa" (pronounced as it is spelt) but those are different words not ways of pronunciation.

ComposHat Mon 10-Feb-14 13:08:38

A) Thanks to rising fares and the economic downturn mum now walks to the dole office

Paintyfingers Mon 10-Feb-14 13:08:24

Iam, the question is completely unclear. If this was part of a lesson plan submitted for assessment on a pgcse or similar course I very much doubt the teacher would score highly.

Littleen Mon 10-Feb-14 13:02:17

a) Mum goes to work on the train. - Mum goes to work taking the train. (Or something like that, though I read it as her working on the train. It might just be correct as a trick question.)
b) what lovely weather! - What lovely weather!
c) We're singing in the rain - We're singing in the rain.

What a stupid test! Shows nothing at all.

Thumbwitch Mon 10-Feb-14 12:53:30

I'd copy her question paper and send it back to her, marked with a big red D for bloody awful phrasing and content of her question!

As others have already said, "rewrite" is not the same as "copy out"; and the sentences were crap anyway, especially B, which isn't actually a sentence at all and therefore shouldn't have been there.

Your poor DD. sad

My (very average for his class) 6 year old wouldn't be able to read the question with enough understanding... even if the bloody question made sense! I would be seriously pissed off if he was issued such definitive grades at 6!

I am from the midlands and the to, too/two pronunciation would be the same as Waterlego.

Misspixietrix Mon 10-Feb-14 12:45:20

Well if the Teacher only wanted Dd to write Sentence A. She should have made it clearer. If that was Dds Teacher (Yr3) He would have written 'Rewrite the correct sentence' and he also wouldn't have marked every child's work with a Grade. Is this a new Gove thing? confused.

AuntieStella Mon 10-Feb-14 12:20:26

Sentence 3 is missing a full stop.

FrenchJunebug Mon 10-Feb-14 12:15:04

why is sentence three not correct?

and first one is correct if the mother's work in on the train otherwise it is going to work by train.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 10-Feb-14 12:11:58

iam they are six. Just getting started on the road to reading writing spelling and punctuation.

It was not phrased in a way that would allow a child to fully understand!!

Iamavapernow Mon 10-Feb-14 12:09:21

I think the lesson here is for children to READ THE QUESTIONS PROPERLY in future.

Many silly mistakes are made by not reading the questions properly. This is merely a lesson in that.

Get over it.

OwlCapone Mon 10-Feb-14 12:04:54

To and too/two are pronounced quite differently

No they aren't.

But to answer the OP, the teacher needs to word her questions more carefully.

Caboodle Mon 10-Feb-14 11:43:32

Dear Dd's teacher..I see DD got A grade D on her test; this is below her target. I feel we need to address this. Please can we take the time to discuss, in detail, the strategies you are implementing to ensure this doesn't happen again'.

20 minutes of pointless meeting later, teacher will learn to word her questions CAREFULLY.

Muppet.

justtoomessy Mon 10-Feb-14 11:34:09

I had no idea what the teacher wanted and if she only wanted them to write one sentence then should probably should have wrote 'rewrite the correct sentence' rather than sentences. By writing sentences she makes it look like she wants all 3 rewritten.

Donut teacher!

HollyMiamiFLA Mon 10-Feb-14 11:23:28

herroyal
How did the story make you feel?

Standard answer up to year 3 is "sad" or "happy" grin

You can guarantee that if you ask that question!!

MrsGoslingWannabe Mon 10-Feb-14 10:59:59

If she only needed to rewrite 1 sentence then why was the instruction "Rewrite the correct sentences"?! I hate thick teachers!

Coumarin Mon 10-Feb-14 10:54:08

HerRoyal I think your son's response shows good insight particularly for a 6 year old.

MrsGoslingWannabe Mon 10-Feb-14 10:53:39

Are you supposed to just pick the correct sentences and write them out again?!

HollyMiamiFLA Mon 10-Feb-14 10:52:04

At that age, you want to encourage success and make a child feel positive. That probably sounds liberal wooly minded child centred teaching that Gove hates.

So the child has gone to a lot of effort and written the sentences correctly. Teacher says - sorry, wrong. You didn't follow my smart arse instructions. I'm going to give you a D.

What has the pupil learnt?

Coumarin Mon 10-Feb-14 10:49:11

Such badly worded instructions. I think the teacher needs to start writing correct sentences first.

Ev1lEdna Mon 10-Feb-14 10:48:10

Is there really anything to be achieved by grading a 6 year old? I think the whole concept is counter productive. In addition the question was clumsily worded which isn't the fault of the child.

I have to admit I would be irritated by this - in particular I would be annoyed by the grading of my 6 year old child for no particular reason.

HollyMiamiFLA Mon 10-Feb-14 10:42:10

I would love to know the "learning objective" of the question.

Is it to know how to write a sentence correctly?
Or to be able to interpret a question correctly?

And a "D" for a 6yr old!!

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