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What is it that makes your 5/6 year old G+T

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bubbles1112 Fri 15-Oct-10 19:43:01

As the title says. Just wondering what it is that makes your 5-6 year old G+T and at what point was this picked up?
Many thanks

cory Mon 11-Mar-13 21:17:13

Re forum etiquette, it might be worth noting that different forums have different rules: I have been told off on other forums for starting a new thread on something that had already been covered and moderators have moved my post without asking me. So if you come from elsewhere it's not always easy to know.

givemeaclue Fri 08-Mar-13 19:34:18

Trixie what books is teacher giving your son, how do you know what literary if I, doing at school and that its too easy for him?

anitasmall Fri 08-Mar-13 19:29:07

My daughter could not read before reception class (other children did), however learnt to read in 2-3 weeks at school. It was the same with maths, she just picked it up at school.

The class was assessed in year one. She came out first both at maths (can add and take away 2-3 digit numbers) and spelling (spelled 56 words correctly out of 60). She is in year 1 now and can count in 2, 3, 5, 10 up to over 100 and back, knows odd-even numbers, metric units, shapes, reads music...

It was just an example that children that are g&t, advanced in Reception can be overtaken by others.

GeorgianMumto5 Wed 06-Mar-13 22:25:17

Ds,not D's and takes, not frames. Sorry.

GeorgianMumto5 Wed 06-Mar-13 22:24:12

I don't know. I work in his school and a little while back, all staff were sent the G&T list, which is how I discovered D's was on it. (That was a weird moment!)

He's 6, reads the same books as my very able 9 year old and understands them. I'm not yet sure if he gets inference. He's very good at maths and very interested in all things scientific. He seems to be able to grasp concepts really quickly and can explain them clearly.

His scissor skills are rather poor and his drawings are very basic. They're OK for the young year 2 he is, but not at the level of the rest of his brain, thus proving that you can't be good at everything. wink

He's a quirky, happy little chap.

School are really good at differentiating,so he doesn't get bored. I worry that he will one day, though. Or he may level out, who knows? So long as he never frames his brains for granted and just coasts, I don't mind.

Trixieblue Fri 15-Feb-13 12:06:38

My little one is 5 and in reception and I'm worried too that his brightness is being ignored. At home he's reading long words but his teacher was more concerned with making sure the whole class can read 2-3 letter words sad it's the the same with my boy and his general knowledge. We discuss black holes, friction, volcanos (our topics on the way to school) and gravity pops up every day. He loves to work out and find out how everything works and has no problem stranding up to his teacher (which I'm sure is quite annoying) I think I need to see school about this as I don't want him to lose it. Good luck and I hope you get there too xxx

advance01 Sat 06-Oct-12 21:01:46

o dear old thread.

advance01 Sat 06-Oct-12 21:00:56

Was told ds was on G and T register in reception for numeracy and literacy. Not been mentioned since though. In year 1 he was reading books on a par with ds in year 3 who is fairly average. Teacher never gave him spelling homework as he could already spell the words. Told to learn new words in a dictionary instead. Also took some sat papers for writing in year 1 to check comprehension and achieved 2a/3c I believe. Numeracy still ok but not anything special.

Silibilimili Fri 28-Sep-12 09:13:53

tantrum, I just realised this. Never mind. I have seen in another thread. This was a good thread though by the looks of it and some very good advice.

TantrumsAndGoldAndOrange Fri 28-Sep-12 08:59:32

I doubt rabbit will reply seeing as the message was from October 2010

Silibilimili Fri 28-Sep-12 08:16:36

rabbit, your message of 9.40 is very detailed and fab. Advise. Thanks.

How does one get referred to an education phychologist?

madwomanintheattic Thu 27-Sep-12 18:12:00

No need to apologise. You just proved the point by answering an op from two years ago, because it had been bumped... grin the op's dd will be in yr3 now. grin

iseenodust Thu 27-Sep-12 18:07:55

Sorry ....

iseenodust Thu 27-Sep-12 18:06:37

We were given heavy hints by DS's reception teacher - but were a bit dim and didn't really cotton on (I also think they were hedging bets slightly in case I'd been a preschool tiger mom). However, we hadn't taught him/he hadn't taught himself to read before starting school. In yr 1 he was working at maths in a mixed group with most able yr2's and a teacher friend made a couple on comments. HT collared me in the playground at the beginning of yr3 and spelt it out to me in words of one syllable. grin

TantrumsAndGoldAndOrange Thu 27-Sep-12 14:44:22

Start a new thread then??

madwomanintheattic Thu 27-Sep-12 14:43:31

Start a new discussion, then.

No one drags up the hundred year old disabled parking thread because it might be about different spaces.

AnxiousElephant Thu 27-Sep-12 14:41:26

No but this is a very common question, so maybe someone else might like to discuss it. Different 5/6 year olds smile

TantrumsAndGoldAndOrange Thu 27-Sep-12 14:33:23

Obviously it's not banned to post on old threads.

Just bringing it to your attention in case you didn't know as the people who started the thread in 2010 are unlikely to respond.

madwomanintheattic Thu 27-Sep-12 14:31:36

Of course not. But it's not great mnetiquette, and can be mildly irritating to wade through a gazillion pages, formulate a response, and then find out the op fucked to net Huns a year or two ago, and half of the others got banned/ left.

But feel free.

I was just pointing it out in case you hadn't noticed.

The other issue is that someone with a 'new' concern posts on a newly revived zombie thread, and is roundly ignored by a lot of knowledgeable posters because they read the first two posts and go 'oh, old thread', and shut it down.


Not an issue in this case, as it's idle chit chat about ks1 kids. On other threads it can mean that a newish poster who doesn't notice it's an old thread doesn't get a much response.

No skin off my nose.

ShowOfHands Thu 27-Sep-12 14:28:43

No it isn't banned but generally it's considered poor forum etiquette. People will respond to the op, they will respond in realtime to the responses, they'll engage with a conversation which has simply ceased and been forgotten. It's much better form to start a new thread.

AnxiousElephant Thu 27-Sep-12 14:23:25

and? Is it band to post on old threads hmm

madwomanintheattic Thu 27-Sep-12 14:20:00

Zombie thread.

AnxiousElephant Thu 27-Sep-12 14:14:03

In mho no test will acurately show the ability of a gifted child. How do you assess perceptiveness, leadership, lateral thinking skills that require deeper understanding of concepts. When the child jumps to the right conclusion but can't explain why? Lots of children can struggle with eye co-ordination early on (reading and writing using hand eye co-ordination). So many gifted children are not good writers because they don't have the patience to write ideas down as they think to quickly. Taught maths skills are also unreliable. It requires learning methods to solve problems, it can be taught at home. I believe it is the whole picture of speed of learning, motivation and co-ordination that proves g and t in school. However, lots of gifted children shy away from coming forward in class, want to fit in, become unmotivated and lack physical co-ordination. Parents generally know their children best and it is the things that aren't tested which truely demonstrate gifts.
I asked my 6 year old :
Two australians get on a bus, one of the australians got on with his son, who was also the other australians son. How is this possible? Most 6 year olds don't know the answer. My dd answered correctly in seconds.
Try it!

squidgy12 Tue 07-Dec-10 21:38:38

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