DS is in a standard state primary, 30 in a class. He is in Y3 and they are in ability groups for literacy and maths. He is a summer born but has always been way ahead in reading/writing. Up to now he has always been in top literacy group. He is still progressing well as far as we can tell but he is no longer in the top group.
I feel a bit disappointed in this as the top group now get additional input/tuition from the SENCO so I am concerned that if he isn't in the top group now and getting the extra help the gap wil only widen and he will never be able to move up. Is that a true reflection if how it works? His teacher said he was a 3C and would be expected to be 3A by the end of the year. Wouldn't that normally be top group level I wonder?
I do feel for him as he struggles with maths but has always been hot on literacy and now feels he has been demoted he isn't good at anything, which is ridiculous as I think he is still way above average no?