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My.7.6.year.old.daughter.has.P.levels.5/6.for.maths.and.english.What.does.this.mean?

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mummyloveslucy Mon 01-Oct-12 09:57:25

Hi,.(sorry.about.the.full.stops.My.space.bar.is.broken)

My.daughter.has.recently.started.school,after.being.home.educated.for.2.
years.She.has.moderate.learning.difficulties.and.other.needs.I.just.wondered.what.these.P.levels.stand.for.in.terms.of.mental.age?

Thanks..smile

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 01-Oct-12 10:01:22

There is a booklet all about the P scales here that will tell you in detail about them.

mummyloveslucy Mon 01-Oct-12 10:08:27

Thank.you..I'll.have.to.look.at.that.when.I'm.using.a.different.lap.top,as.mine.won't.open.anything.(Grrrr)

mummyloveslucy Mon 01-Oct-12 10:38:45

It.seems.that.most.of.the.info.on.the.internet,you.either.have.to.pay.for.or.
join.a.teachers.forum..hmm.

adeucalione Mon 01-Oct-12 10:49:16

My understanding is that the P scales are a way of recording the achievement of children with SEN.

They are split into 8 levels (P1-P8) with Level P8 leading into National Curriculum Level 1.

adeucalione Mon 01-Oct-12 10:51:18

Sorry, to answer your specific question - most children will be working at Level 1 in Year 1 (so age 5-6) with a view to achieving Level 2B at the end of Year 2 (when aged 6-7).

mummyloveslucy Mon 01-Oct-12 10:56:24

Oh,o.k.Thank.you.smile.so.she.would.be.about.reception.level.then?

mummyloveslucy Mon 01-Oct-12 10:57:55

Actually,it's.lower.than.that.isn't.it,as.she's.P.levels.5/6.

auntevil Mon 01-Oct-12 10:59:35

P scales can be used for any age group - so as such do not equate to a specific age.
Is your DD in year 3? The national curriculum is started in year 1 when children are 5/6 years old. If your DD is not working on NC targets then it would suggest a working age of less than 5.
Perhaps you should book an appointment with the school SENco to sit and go through the levels that your DD is at, and discuss what they are doing to raise them.

mummyloveslucy Mon 01-Oct-12 11:20:09

Thank.you..At.the.moment,they.are.working.out.what.levels.she's.at.She.has.a.one.to.one.at.the.school.and.we're.just.waiting.for.her.statment.She's.had.an.assessment.with.the.ed.psych.She.hasn't.scored.the.test.yet,but.she's.said.that.Lucy.does.have.moderate.learning.difficulties.

She.is.very.articulate.and.her.vocab.is.one.of.the.best.in.the.class,which.makes.it.quite.confusing.

acebaby Mon 01-Oct-12 11:49:41

I have posted on one or two or your threads before, and was wondering how Lucy was getting on. How is she enjoying her new school? I hope it is all starting to work out for you.

Bonsoir Mon 01-Oct-12 12:27:14

Well done on her vocabulary, mummyloveslucy - vocabulary is acquired through exposure so you must have been ensuring that your DD has had lots of one-on-one time with adults with a rich vocabulary, books, good films etc.

mrz Mon 01-Oct-12 18:58:20

www.edu.dudley.gov.uk/primary/Stepinto/addsupport/pscalesmaths.pdf

www.edu.dudley.gov.uk/primary/Stepinto/addsupport/pscaleseng.pdf

tells you exactly what the p5/6 means

mummyloveslucy Mon 01-Oct-12 19:35:37

Thank you Bonsoir. smile Yes, she does spend a lot of time with adults with rich vocabularys. We also read to her a lot.

Mrz- I've read through P5 and P6. I find it quite shocking that that's the level she's at! I thought she could do far more than that.

acebaby- Lucy is really enjoying school! She's only been there a week, but she's made lots of friends and has been to her first birthday party. smile She is only doing mornings at the moment, until her statment comes through. She has a lovely one to one lady all the time she's there, so yes, it couldn't be better really. smile

mrz Mon 01-Oct-12 19:43:08

Perhaps Lucy just hasn't shown staff what she can do at this point.

mummyloveslucy Mon 01-Oct-12 20:09:41

yes, I hope that's the case. She is very eagre to please her teacher, so I'm hoping she'll make good progress. We are also helping her at home, using what she's done at school as a guide. So far, she's enjoying it. (We make everything in to a game) wink

mrz Mon 01-Oct-12 20:12:26

A week is such a short time to settle in and show your full potential to "strangers"

mummyloveslucy Mon 01-Oct-12 20:13:41

True. smile

acebaby Mon 01-Oct-12 21:23:12

I'm so glad. Well done to all of you smile

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