hi I wandered if anyone can help. We received my Ds report and don't understand the levels. he received 11 exceeding and 6 expected. the teacher didn't explain this in parents evening. can you tell me what level he is at. thanks
we had nothing like that. They did some of that stuff in school but nothing at home. I am still not sure they actually did guided reading at any higher than book band 3... DD1 is adamant they didn't do any reading at all in her literacy group, just the whole class on the interactive white board. No evidence of any comprehension questions in her learning journey either.
my daughter wouldn't have minded some bits but she was never keen on homework. she would happily make something or write something if she chose to do it but as soon as someone suggested she did it all hell broke loose.
lcb70 you can google pips tests, from what i can gather most schools ditched them years ago, but ours use them to get a general idea of reading and maths levels they are so old they brought a teacher out of retirement to administer them I think as a parent it was useful for them to see his maths level as at school nursery year nobody noticed this and i knew his interest in it was unusually high. My main point was that a good quality teacher makes a huge difference, expectations in a mixed intake should not be lower as pre school experience and input is so diverse. I'm not sure how important the homework has been, dd has enjoyed it all and ds has loved non-writing weeks and in the summer term writing much less of an issue now he is quicker at forming letters.