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Terrible school report, worried about next year

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Bigwuss Fri 12-Jul-13 20:00:33

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exoticfruits Sat 13-Jul-13 07:26:52

Your DC is a big fish in a small pond and probably outgrown the school. Year 7 is a shock- suddenly they are a very small fish.
I would have a talk about it. More a discussion- why was he/she doing it etc.

cory Sat 13-Jul-13 11:29:10

What exotic said. Junior school teachers always seem to spend the summer term sighing to themselves and muttering "those Yr 6; they really need to move up now". I think it's a combination of big fish in small pond, nervousness about the coming year and hormones.

Have a chat, make it clear that you are not happy, but also give him time to voice any worries he may have.

Bigwuss Sat 13-Jul-13 14:32:28

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cory Sat 13-Jul-13 19:12:24

Wouldn't be too sure of that, Bigwuss. I found ds pretty ghastly at that age: not rude to teachers, but horribly negative, rude to us, trying to play us off against each other, lazy, ungrateful, a total misery. He is now 13 and a completely different person. I reckon it's a mixture of hormones and fear of growing up. Now he is quite clearly growing into a man he seems more relaxed about it.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 14-Jul-13 20:56:27

yy. Completely agree

Some year 6's at our school are pretty rude. Some of it is them out-growing the school, some of it's a big old cover-up for the anxiety I think they are feeling about the up-coming changes.

DS2 is going into year 6 next term and I see signs of the eye-rolling already ......

So I don't think you should worry. It's not nice to hear she's been difficult, at this stage, and I think that they should have raised it with you before if they genuinely thought it was a problem, because now you are left with the anxiety

Ocadododo Thu 25-Jul-13 10:26:03

I saw quite a lot of DS's Yr 6 getting quite bolshy, but I noticed that even the most troubled and attention seeking boy in his class seems to have calmed down in Yr 7. I think it is being top of the tree, and anxiety about senior school.

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