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Yr 1 report: doesn't tell me much!

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Clare123 Thu 07-Jul-11 13:10:09

My DD report makes lots of statements on what she can do, for example " uses her voice with good expression and demonstrates imaginative and inventive thinking", "enjoys to read fiction and non fiction", can identify 3d and 2d shapes etc.

BUT, I have not idea if this is inline with what is expected of a year 1 student, or if there are any areas that she is particulary strong/weak. I just feel it's only giving me half the picture.

Is this what your school reports are like? I don't necessarily expect a grade, but just a comment or something!

clottedcream Thu 07-Jul-11 14:02:12

what's her teacher like in general, does she take note of her pupils

IndigoBell Thu 07-Jul-11 14:17:09

Yep, this is what most school reports are like.

They take the teachers hours and hours to write, cause them endless stress - and tell us parents absolutely nothing smile

Welcome to the world of 'not comparing children'.

Hulababy Thu 07-Jul-11 14:19:38

Are there no targets on it?

IndigoBell Thu 07-Jul-11 14:24:13

But targets still don't tell you if the child is strong or weak.

All kids get a target, so it gives you no more information than 'this is the next thing they need to work on' - even if your kid was achieving well above expectations they would still get a target.

Hulababy Thu 07-Jul-11 14:26:42

DD's report always tells us what they've done well at, anything they've struggled at and targets for next term/year. We also get an attainment grade (A-E - C is meets national standards or equivalent) and an effort grade 1-4 (1 is exceptional - very hard to achieve - and 2 is very good/above expectations). In juniors it also includes any test result as a %. But there is no comparison between other children in the class.

Hulababy Thu 07-Jul-11 14:28:20

Yes, they would all get a target but the target can tell you if there are things they are struggling with.

In Y1 their target is to learn the alphabet, pratcise wiritiing digits, learn phase 3 phonics - then you know they are struggling in this area ime.

However, it depends on the reports. Some are much more infoamrtive than others.

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