AIBU this question is totally inappropriate homework for a child

(29 Posts)
PHANTOMnamechanger Sat 09-May-15 13:19:18

sorry if there is a thread about this already but just seen this and am totally shocked that such a question would be used!

warning - trigger re: gun crime

www.kentonline.co.uk/sheerness/news/bullet-through-your-head-test-36368/

PHANTOMnamechanger Sat 09-May-15 13:22:03

equally shocked that the answer they want for the scottish haggis Q is presumably och I when it should be aye!!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 09-May-15 13:22:17

The Scottish question is a bit dodgy too <misses point>

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 09-May-15 13:24:13

It's not a sentence I would have put in a children's worksheet but I really can't get worked up about this.

PHANTOMnamechanger Sat 09-May-15 13:24:47

and it's from the TES resources site, ye gods!

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 09-May-15 13:25:26

Was the Scottish one a trick question? Seems a pretty useless worksheet all round!

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Sat 09-May-15 13:26:49

The opera one's a bit dodgy too isn't it?

It's me, me, me as in doh re me, rather than the pronoun.

<joins itsall in missing the point>

Euphemia Sat 09-May-15 13:28:50

The TES resources are created by teachers. I find them riddled with errors - I often take inspiration from there but rarely find something I can use unedited.

Thetreeonthemountaintop Sat 09-May-15 13:32:09

I think somebody wrote that paper for a joke, but it went out by accident. Much like one of my colleagues sent out the minutes of an older people's group meeting which referred to older people throughout as 'coffin Dodgers'. Obviously forgot to do 'find all replace ' before he sent it.

SoldierBear Sat 09-May-15 13:32:16

That seems terribly inappropriate for an 11 year old.
The concepts being taught are surely for a much younger age group?
I'm also very dubious about the child being so traumatised he could talk of nothing else.
But at least we had a selfie instead of DM sad faces.
Seems a crap worksheet but a total over reaction to trot off to the local rag about it. Presumably even the DM weren't interested.

Hakluyt Sat 09-May-15 13:33:17

It's obviously not a straight pronoun test- looks more like rather antiquated Verbal reasoning.

The Fat Lady and the Scotsman raise my ire ( I-re, geddit?) more than the gun one,not be honest.

teddybears Sat 09-May-15 13:59:03

I would have more of an issue with the fat lady and the scotsman questions!

Yarp Sat 09-May-15 14:07:00

It's not ideal; but it's also not the terrible thing the mum seems to be claiming

applesareredandgreen Sat 09-May-15 14:13:20

Agree with thetree that this sheet was originally written as a joke and that school staff just downloaded it drom TE S site without reading. Lazy teaching though.

BeerqueenMoiAndMe Sat 09-May-15 14:13:22

I'm far more concerned about the use of reflexive pronouns in that article.

Yarp Sat 09-May-15 14:16:21

Her son blasphemed too! Not great

CamelHump Sat 09-May-15 14:17:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OrlandoWoolf Sat 09-May-15 14:21:28

Teacher downloaded from a resource site.

Didn't check it. Thought it would be ok. TES have got nothing to do with it - they don't check the resources.

Fluffyears Sat 09-May-15 14:22:32

The Scottish one is wrong 'aye' and the opera one should be 'mi' as in doh re me da so la ti doh

OrlandoWoolf Sat 09-May-15 14:24:12

It's also crap homework at that age considering the expectations of the SPAG test.

The Scottish answer is interesting.

Janek Sat 09-May-15 14:24:25

beer are you referring to the fact that the head seems unable to use 'me' properly herself?!.

OrlandoWoolf Sat 09-May-15 14:25:49

Why do people go to the papers in this case?

Teacher fucks up homework. Why drag them through the media circus?

Yarp Sat 09-May-15 14:27:19

It does look like a really old 11-plus paper

Hakluyt Sat 09-May-15 14:27:50

Yep. It's verbal reasoning not pronouns.

People from Sheppey do have ..... interesting....... thought processes. grin. Well, according to us non Sheppyites they do........

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Sat 09-May-15 14:29:11

Is that work sheet really aimed at 11 year olds? confused

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