The teacher thinks she can't read but she actually can? (A level 1 means can't read independently, and a level 2 means she can.)
How could the teacher not know if your DD could read or not?
Can she read at home? What does she read to you?
Spelling is not such a big deal. It's a one off test. Kids often do better in spelling tests than they do in their day to do work.
There isn't a SATs paper for science ( I don't think )
Once again with maths - there's a big diff between a level 1 and a level 2, and I don't know how your teacher could not know which one your DC is working at.
One obvious explanation is that the teacher isn't brilliant, and the TA or teacher supports your DC so much in class that she doesn't bother to do any work. Or that the teacher has low expectations of her, so she lives up to them.
Another explanation is that she copied But surely the teacher would have noticed that......
I would have a word with the teacher about how your dc is in class. Is there a reason they are hiding their light under a bushel so to speak. Is it a confidence issue? e.g has some crap teacher (sorry there are a few) told them that they cannot do things?
Everything that you have said points to the fact that the teacher is either not able to moderate the work appropriately (they are vastly understating the work) or that your child is simply not doing work in class for some reason and not being pushed to do it. Either way it points to a concern over the teacher.
You might just want to your DC. it may be teacher incompetence or it might be that your DC just doesn't bother to do anything in class but bare minimum - could be for any number of reasons - but when sat in a test situation on their own found the incentive to bother. My DS was a bit like that he didn't want to be noticed by the other chidren as being bright but when it cam to the SATs he couldn't help himself. It might just be worth looking into it before going in all gund blazing and declaring teacher incompetence. Some children just opt out in class but it doesn't mean they're not learning.
I agree its got to be very hard at that age to fake not being able to do the work. Is your DC2 very easily distracted? Or doesn't see the rewards in classwork? Mindyou I'd be surprised if the SATS were the first tests they have done all year? Usually they do mini tests to get children use to doing them.
His Y6 teacher said he was the most intelligent child she had taught in 30 years as a teacher but he refused to write. In secondary his Maths teacher and his GCSE English teacher were frustrated by him. His science teacher was shocked and embarrassed by his 98% exam mark after he had constantly said he was a waste of space.
He has ASD and a nightmare as he doesn't see any reason to write things down.
mrz - your DS sounds fascinating! How is he doing now, if you don't mind my asking? (OP - sorry for brief hijack!)
My DS is only Y1 (and youngest in his year) but perplexing his school because he can read anything, understands a hell of a lot of the anything he car read but doesn't really write - and they're struggling with him already........