Year 4 end of year levels

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BetweenDogandWolf Fri 18-Jul-14 07:45:57

Inspired by the end of year 1 thread and yes, I know academic auccess isn't everything etc I'm just wondering what MNetters DC have achieved, which I expect will generally be above the national average! grin
DS:
Maths 4A
Writing 3A
Science 4B
Reading 4B

BetweenDogandWolf Fri 18-Jul-14 07:51:02

Oops writing actually 3B

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Fri 18-Jul-14 07:53:45

Should I really know?
She is doing well and is happy at school probably coasting a bit

I would hope that my DD has learnt and progressed through the year, is stable and happy and socially developing. Levels are an ok tool...but they only look at certain things. They can make those who are not academically orientated feel bad, but more so their parents who struggle to keep going and supporting.

BetweenDogandWolf Fri 18-Jul-14 07:59:10

No, I don't think you should or shouldn't know, LeM, I was just curious after reading the year 1 thread. At my DS's school he's been aware (too aware) of his levels all year but that's a different thread that I don't feel like starting!

redskybynight Fri 18-Jul-14 08:41:22

OP, you must know that your DC is doing very well compared to the norm at the end of Year 4.

(funny how posters that want to know how their DC are doing in relation in others always have very high achieving children).

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Fri 18-Jul-14 09:07:20

I know between!
DD1 has just been a year at this school so they don't have anyway of measuring her progress. Despite only starting the english curriculum in Y2 she is well ahead of the average. I do know they are going to push more her next year now that she is settled, and because she has matured a lot during this year.
She scored 47/50 for spelling, 97% in math and her reading books are NC L 5B (not sure if that means anything though!).
She will be choosing her own books next year as long as they are challenging enough.
She is well advanced in sciences because they started earlier in her previous school so her peers here are just catching up in her new school hence her coasting , plus she has always been very curious about it.
Her only "weak" point would be writing as she did more grammar and vocabulary than expressive writing before.

I am so very proud of her just for getting pass her panic attacks and anxiety, settling so well. May be I should care more about her levels, may be I would be if she was doing badly.

And yes I am boasting: she is doing amazingly well despite all the moves and weird choices of her parents!

BetweenDogandWolf Fri 18-Jul-14 09:18:56

Yes, you must be very proud of her LeM. smile
And yes, PP (can't scroll up to see name sorry, on phone), I know my DS is doing very well academically. (I also know he is not good at everything and was certainly one of the least able at sports day yesterday.) I was partly curious about MNetter's DC's levels because DD in yr 1 is doing very well but appears just about average if you look on the yr 1 thread! So, I was just curious, and there are certainly less academic children I know who I would be extremely proud of if they were my children.

MinimalistMommi Fri 18-Jul-14 09:54:12

My DC end of Year Four:
Reading 4A
Writing 4B
Maths 4C

SapphireMoon Fri 18-Jul-14 10:21:48

We are not given levels on year 4 report. If really want them you can ask. Have emerging, expected and above expected tick boxes and then written stuff about how child doing.
I am not asking about levels though probably would if below expected attainment.

Laura0806 Fri 18-Jul-14 18:01:16

reading 4A, maths 4B and writing 4B but levels are going so wont mean much next year!

caffeinated Fri 18-Jul-14 18:05:43

Writing 3a reading 4b maths 4a

greeneggsandjam Fri 18-Jul-14 18:44:02

Interesting that you all have high grades. was there a breakdown on the report of the % of children in year 4 getting grades of 4c and above? My child was in the 3s apart from a QCA Optional Test (whatever that is) where he was a 4 in reading.

Anyway, I'm happy with the results as its pretty much where they should be in year 4.

anamenotanumber Fri 18-Jul-14 18:53:29

3b/3a is more the typical norm at the end of year 4 so if anyone is reading this and thinking omg mine is behind, they probably aren't and the posters dc below are not representative of average.

Iamnotminterested Fri 18-Jul-14 20:34:46

Quite, aname.

I think the main point of level is to see progression, and we see this so much as the year is made up of children who range from September to August birthdays....

If you start Y4 at level 2a in maths and end up at 2c you may be below the expected level but you have made good progress, similarly if you start Year 4 at 3a and end at 4c you have not made good progress even though it is a good level in and of itself, one would be looking at what is holding the child back.

When i look at a school I am more interested in the progression overall of children from entry level to the end of their time there. After all it is no great shakes to take children from bright, motivated, high achieving homes and turn out bright, motivated, high achieving school leavers. but if you can build and nurture children across the board to progress and achieve then that is a school doing it's job and serving its pupils.

(climbs off hobby horse)

Nerf Fri 18-Jul-14 20:47:36

Oh god can we just have a boasting thread? It's so bloody boring all this self congratulatory shite. Do you not have Facebook?

Nerf Fri 18-Jul-14 20:48:15

Actually I've just reported my post, asking for a boasting topic

GoldieRetrieversRule1 Sat 19-Jul-14 09:23:44

My DC end of Year Four:

Reading 5C
Writing 4B
Maths 5B

Could be better/ could be worse. The most important thing is that DC enjoys school.

greeneggsandjam Sat 19-Jul-14 09:25:53

Its interesting that writing always comes up lowest. Your child must be verging on genius Goldie.

MirandaWest Sat 19-Jul-14 09:29:12

Those levels are obviously very good for the end of year 4.

Is probably a good thing that DCs school only gives levels out in year 2 and year 6 although the DC get told about levels and so I know what they've achieved in different things. I know my DC are achieving above average and I know they've progressed during the year.

mrz Sat 19-Jul-14 09:29:54

If you start Y4 at level 2a in maths and end up at 2c you may be below the expected level but you have made good progress no you have regressed 2 sublevels (or more than a year's progress) similarly if you start Year 4 at 3a and end at 4c you have not made good progress actually it's a sublevel progress and may indicate good progress over time (looking at the bigger picture)

GoldieRetrieversRule1 Sat 19-Jul-14 09:46:47

You are too kind Green. I`d say that there are several kids like DD in her class. And it`s state school.

Baddderz Sat 19-Jul-14 09:53:09

Expected levels at end of year 6 are 4b.
Just sayin.

Jinsei Sat 19-Jul-14 10:11:25

Its interesting that writing always comes up lowest. Your child must be verging on genius Goldie.

Not always. DD is year 4 and her writing level is higher than either reading or maths - she has a particular talent in that area.

Level 5s in year 4 are very good, but not genius territory. smile

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