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Year 5 DD got a level 5C in literacy today

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UnnamedFemaleProtagonist Wed 21-Mar-12 15:56:13

She obviously takes after me, like. wink

She was 10 last week and has always been bright, especially in literacy but she is thrilled to ribbons with this and is top of the class. She was on 4A for both maths and literacy at the end of year 4.

G&T has never been mentioned to us, is this because she isn't or because the school don't have a register? confused

learnandsay Wed 21-Mar-12 15:59:30

That child deserves a biscuit. Don't you need to ask someone inside the school about their G&T programme?

UnnamedFemaleProtagonist Wed 21-Mar-12 16:15:30

I've never asked for fear of being a twat. She is my PFB but I have had two feral animals boys since.

madwomanintheattic Wed 21-Mar-12 16:18:00

She's achieving well and she's happy.

What could inclusion on a meaningless list possibly achieve?

Well done dd!

iamme43 Wed 21-Mar-12 16:20:30

5c is indeed good, my son is 4a in maths and literacy and is in year 5.

I do not think being 4a/5c is GT though, many of my sons friends are these grades.

UnnamedFemaleProtagonist Wed 21-Mar-12 16:31:46

By definition as the only one that got 5a she is in the top 10% and therefore g&t? But without a register it's immaterial. She's happy, I'm happy grin

Nickster7 Wed 21-Mar-12 16:33:07

As a teacher I have found the criteria for G+T to differ from school to school. The last place I taught at has the top 10% of Kids within that school on the G+T register, however in other schools they class it as the kids who are in the top 10% of all kids in the whole country. I would ask, there is funding in place for G+T kids and they should in theory get extra curricular activities, resources etc. Sometimes as a teacher I must admit that I have been guilty of getting bogged down with all the SEN and ensuring that those kids working below the national average and those with additional needs have the appropriate support and on occasion the G+T register has failed to register in my mind....... N x

madwomanintheattic Wed 21-Mar-12 16:36:34

Nick, I thought the g&t funding was scrapped a year or so ago? Schools are still expected to differentiate, but there's no obligation to run a list?

singinggirl Wed 21-Mar-12 16:41:20

Some schools identify the children but not to parents as well. DS1 is certainly at that sort of level (5Bs at the end of Year 5 and sitting level 6 SATs papers in May). He has never been formally identified to me as gifted - but given how he is achieving in a class with several SEN children, including one statement, the school is obviously differentiating adequately. Being on a list would not improve that - or for DS2, also not on a list, who is brighter than his brother.

Nickster7 Thu 22-Mar-12 12:10:35

Ah right, possibly no money from the Government in that case. Our school still had their own pot of dosh put aside for clubs, trips etc for the G+T coordinator to use. Its an Academy though and responsible for its own budget etc so perhaps that why we had more money to use. The consensus possibly being all schools are different.

Shanghaidiva Thu 22-Mar-12 13:22:33

No G&T register at my children's school, but there is differentiation within the classroom which imo is more important.
DS achived 5a in maths at the end of term one in year 5 and was moved up 2 years in maths and started the year 7 textbook. One year later he was on a 7c - no list, just good teaching.

imnotmymum Thu 22-Mar-12 13:27:49

The government has scrapped funding so is pretty much up to school. Our school is great with its budget and makes the high achievers as much of a priority as the lower levels. However some frustaion can still be found and I do a lot of work at home as my DS got a level 5 in year 3, now in year 4 and I am working on higher stuff for him.

ReallyTired Thu 22-Mar-12 13:40:42

Gifted and talented is arbitary as all it does is compare your child with the rest of her school. Your dd might be top of her class in one school but not even on top table in another school. The whole thing is a bit of joke. Also children develop at different rates. Your daughter may well go on making spectular progress and over take children who are supposely "gifted and talented". I think intelligence is like children's height in that the shortest child in reception is not necessarily the shortest child when the children get to year 6.

Congratualte your dd and praise her for her hard work. She is making excellent progress and for that you should be proud. Extremely bright children need encouragement to work

purplejeans Thu 07-Feb-13 20:13:51

my little boy is in year 5 but not 10 until end of April. He's just done some practice SATS and got 5C+. There are a few others in his class the class who've achieved similar results. tbh, I'm not even sure what it means in the scheme of things, but I'm guessing he's done quite well judging from this thread. I try not to place much emphasis on results though. Their lives as children are so short, I want them not to have to think about stuff like this till much later.

MariusEarlobe Thu 07-Feb-13 20:21:34

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MariusEarlobe Thu 07-Feb-13 20:29:38

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irregularegular Thu 07-Feb-13 20:34:05

I don't think there's any requirement for schools to formally identify a list of G&T any more. Your daughter is doing well and you might want to talk to the teacher about how work is differentiated and satisfy yourself that there is no danger that she is bored. A half-way decent teacher will do this anyway, but some need a nudge.

My son is Year 4 and level 5 in maths, reading and writing. He's not officially identified as G&T and there are no extra resources or activities, but I think he's reasonably well stretched and he enjoys school. It helps that there is another boy in his class at a similar level and they get on well.

Iamnotminterested Fri 08-Feb-13 07:11:22

5c or 5a? Youve swapped half way through this thread.

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