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Ds (3.11) has just been added to the G&T register. Now what?!

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KnickersOnOnesHead Wed 26-Sep-12 10:21:31

Apparently yesterday he smashed the 40-60 curriculum and is doing phase two phonics in nursery. Obviously I am very proud but is there anything I need to be doing with him? We read with him and do maths problems with coloured balls but he looses interest very quickly.

Iamnotminterested Wed 26-Sep-12 10:32:29

'Smashed the 40-60 curriculum' ? hmm

purplehouse Wed 26-Sep-12 10:34:29

Presumably 40-60 months?

KnickersOnOnesHead Wed 26-Sep-12 10:34:45

Those were the words of his teachers, if I heard her correctly. He was having a meltdown at the time so may not be the exact thing she said.

Bongaloo Wed 26-Sep-12 10:36:13

He didn't break it then?

KnickersOnOnesHead Wed 26-Sep-12 10:37:39

She definitely said smashed grin

SoupDragon Wed 26-Sep-12 10:37:52

Now what? Just treat him like you were before.

KnickersOnOnesHead Wed 26-Sep-12 10:41:05

Well, obviously I will still be treating him how I always have...but I meant should I be getting him to do any other maths things at home etc? Don't mean to push him or anything...

mistlethrush Wed 26-Sep-12 10:46:46

Knickers - I would have lots of books available on a wide range of subjects and dip in and out of lots of them. We used to do maths in the car based on food (if I've got 5 buns and I give you 3, how many have I got left) - it seemed to catch ds's attention (and you can work up to doing times tables and dividing that way too).

Do interesting things, talk widely, get more information on things he seems to be interested in - but I wouldn't be 'doing' anything particular at this stage.

KnickersOnOnesHead Wed 26-Sep-12 10:49:50

Lovely, thank you for that mistlethrush smile

SoupDragon Wed 26-Sep-12 10:57:41

What I meant was that clearly whatever you're doing is right for him.

Personally I wouldn't be doing specific "learning" stuff as such. eg. instead of maths problems with coloured balls, go on a walk and tell him to find you 5 different leaves. How many more will he need to find to make 10? If he dropped 2 how many would there be? Find 6 other leaves - sort them into matching sets. what trees did they come from.

This is just off the top of my head... what I mean is just weave the learning into some activity or other. Board games are good too.

SoupDragon Wed 26-Sep-12 10:59:41

Take your lead from him.

You don't want him getting bored with learning smile

mistlethrush Wed 26-Sep-12 11:24:46

DS 97.5) can recognise about 12 - 15 trees when we're out... if he can concentrate long enough to engage his brain before replying! And he's pretty good with birds too - the eyespy books might be something worth considering as they're fun too.

SoupDragon Wed 26-Sep-12 11:28:45

97 and a half eh? You must have been a young mother wink

mistlethrush Wed 26-Sep-12 11:41:55

!!! 7.5 blushgrin

Bongaloo Wed 26-Sep-12 13:22:55

I'm glad you said 7.5 - I'd thought you getting into the realms of talking in centiles, like the private assessment posts.

Bongaloo Wed 26-Sep-12 13:24:00

...or mensa scores

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