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helipadded Sat 27-Jul-13 21:40:10

Hi, my eldest child has just completed Reception and I just can't seem to shake this feeling that the school aren't as good as I had thought.

Please tell me about what they should be learning in subjects like Maths and English, and how much PE they should be doing.

I looked at the National Curriculum but I find it quite overwhelming and difficult to understand in broad terms.

For example, is 1 or 2 sessions of PE a week enough?

Should they be reading fluently at the end of Reception?

How should handwriting be?

Should they understand adding, subtracting, multiplication (times tables), and division?

I'm also really questioning the end of year report. Should my child be coming home with a report that gives her a ranking or mark in each subject?

Thank you for your feedback and help. Wish I didn't feel so worried and concerned about school when my little one is still so young.

Talkinpeace Sun 28-Jul-13 17:29:59

Forest schools are for kids who have no normal access to the outdoors.

My list above is for parents, in the holidays, not schools.

DH regularly goes to schools where kids have never seen the sea, never been out of reach of street lights and are scared of the moon.
THEY Are who the Forest school funding should go to.
Not lazy ass yummie mummies who want to delegate all responsibility

you want good results from your kid?
stretch them sideways
but do not expect the school to pat you on the back (like Gove does)

thebody Sun 28-Jul-13 18:40:30

talkin, don't be so bloody daft.

forest schools are good for all kids.

'lazy ass yummy mummies' what on earth are you talking about?

Talkinpeace Sun 28-Jul-13 18:41:30

of how they get hijacked by those who do not need them
and those who do need them cannot afford them

thebody Sun 28-Jul-13 18:42:18

and as valid as 'your list' is it has nothing to do with the posting which is about school curriculum!

start your own thread.

thebody Sun 28-Jul-13 18:43:33

sorry but our local authority is very very underfunded.

the forest schools are a mixture of PTA funds, patents hard work and a little funding.

Talkinpeace Sun 28-Jul-13 19:43:39

Year R is for
- learning to listen
- learning to observe
- learning to share
- learning to obey adults other than parents
- learning to mix with new people
- learning to play nicely with others
- learning about learning
- learning the beginnings of reading, writing and numbers

in most countries, 4 and 5 year olds are still in nursery
learning exactly those things

it is about building the foundations for later years of learning

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