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ds brought a letter home from school talking about the young gifted and talented programme

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TheRealPhartiphukborlz Sat 12-Jul-08 22:13:35

saying he has been identified as having special skills.
any one know anything about this?
is it money orientated?
government orientated

or what?

Katisha Sat 12-Jul-08 22:16:29

Here it means you get to go on an occasional trip to another school to do an activity of some sort.
No real funding behind it as far as I can see, but fine words from govt.
I'm not too bothered about it.

TheRealPhartiphukborlz Sun 13-Jul-08 09:14:08

bump for morning crowd

missmama Sun 13-Jul-08 09:37:14

My Ds is Gifted and Talented, we have never had anything 'official' from the school.
He gets taken out of lessons for special problem solving and leadership groups, which he loves.
He has also been on a trip to the Jaguar car factory where he was allowed to program the robots.
This summer he has been invited to a local university for the day for a mathematics course.
He has just turned 10

Enjoy it.

TheRealPhartiphukborlz Sun 13-Jul-08 09:41:05

oh thank you.
did you have to register via web or did school organise it all?

missmama Sun 13-Jul-08 13:33:57

Everything is dealt with by the school, you just need to sign permision slips for any putings.
We did not even know why DS was being taken out of lessons until we had to sign a trip slip and spoke to a teacher who explained about it all.

Piffle Mon 14-Jul-08 13:50:50

look up the ygt website lots of info there

TheRealPhartiphukborlz Mon 14-Jul-08 14:47:45

thanks piffle, i did, but wanted it in simple to undertand language i get from MN, i am not G % T ! smile

Piffle Mon 14-Jul-08 18:06:18

lol who is after having kids I ask?

CarGirl Mon 14-Jul-08 18:18:44

my dd ended up having extra lessions in maths & english as well each with extra homework.......

loudmouthmum Fri 05-Sep-08 22:31:44

my 6 yr old is goven free reign of the junior library, and does about 2 hrs a week in 1/2 hr chunks on problem-solving, and verbal and non-verbal resoning, and with his maths he is being given yr 5 work, working on fractions and negative numbers. The rest of his class seem to be working on addition and subtraction up to 20. I think a lot of it depends how much the headteacher is willing to put into it. in KS2, in a years time (he's in yr 2 at the moment), the school starts taking the G&T children out to compete in local maths tournaments, chess competitions and science contests.

doiwant3 Wed 10-Sep-08 12:41:18

DS does out for extra maths - which is the only g and t they do at her school. Maths is now her favourite subject, but she says she's bored most of the time at school. Not quite sure what to do about it. I don't want to be pushy, and they have obviously made an effort with the maths. Her writing is very good and she could do with stretching in that direction too, but I don't think it's going to happen.
I am quite proud though, as I am rubbish at maths!

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