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If you've seen my other post from yesterday - my list with school may be getting longer!!!

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qualitystreetrosescelebrations Sun 28-Nov-10 15:09:22

I have just opened up my ds' bookbag to do the weekend homework. As he is only yr1 this normally consists of one A4 printed worksheet, and 5 key words to learn.

In there is a list of all yr1/2 key words with a note on the bottom, saying that well done my son has learnt all of yr1/2 key words.

Attached to this is a second sheet with all yr3/4 key words, with a note on the bottom, saying here are the yr3/4 key words for me to practise with him if I want but he won't be tested on them at school at all.

Does anyone else interprut this to mean that my ds at the grand age of 5 - has now finished all spelling tests?!?! And also finds this utterly ridiculous?

rainbowinthesky Sun 28-Nov-10 15:11:04

No value to spelling tests anyway so I'd be pleased.

mrz Sun 28-Nov-10 15:18:12

and utterly pointless

a short rant about spellings

c0rns1lk Sun 28-Nov-10 15:21:33

great link mrz

Feenie Sun 28-Nov-10 15:39:49

Fantastic rant grin

Deelle Sun 28-Nov-10 16:36:01

Although spelling tests arent particularly great surely there is another point here.
If your ds has covered all the words for y1/2 doesnt that mean that the teacher should stretch him further with y3/4 words - not have the attitude that as he has done well he can now sit back and wait for the other children to catch up!!!

mrz Sun 28-Nov-10 16:42:13

The actual point is if the teacher was to retest on the Y1/2 words after Christmas he will only remember a fraction of them ...

Ormirian Sun 28-Nov-10 16:45:34

No. it's not fucking ridiculous. He has learned all the words he is supposed to learn in Yr1. Hurrah! Be pleased. Now he can do something interesting.

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