DS who is five and still cant really write but has picked up everything else fairly easily in reception, got a couple of 7's, three 8's and a couple of 9's in his reception report. Here's the bit I dont get, his teacher wrote that he is working below average in the class. Surely if he has got 8's and 9's he cant be below average can he unless he has a highly intelligent class?
The 9s were in problem solving, reasoning and numbering, and personal social development. The 8s are in communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world. 7's in everything else. Nothing below 7.
I agree that it shouldnt matter where a child is in the class and those scores indicate he is above average nationally. I have found that being bottom in a class where all the children appear above average has mattered hugely to my son and totally affected his confidence. School have not reported their positions but all the children are aware at such a young age.
Very shocked that school are going to report position in the class. Is this a state school?