My daughter is in a mixed class of key stage 1 and 2 this year (she is key stage 2) The school assured all parents that the key stage 2 children would not be repeating a second year and would all be doing year 3 work. However, her friends who are older and moved up are doing much harder work. The curriculums are not the same. In her last report she was above average in all areas and I am worried as she keeps telling me the work is too easy. I feel she is being denied her rights to equal opportunities, am I right? The school assure me she is doing year 3 work but I don't believe them. Any ideas?
My DS ( now Y4 ) was one of only 7 Y2 in a Y2/3 split and the literacy/numeracy side was fine - the work was differentiated according to ability, as is done in every class.
What wasn't OK was missing whole topic areas that his Y2 peers in the straight class got - he has completely missed some topics. The other area I have massive issues with is the social side.
He had to attend KS2 field trips and missed KS1 ones, but went to the KS1 disco etc etc. It was fairly disastrous for his peer group friendships, as he was one of only 2 Y2 boys in the class and didn't get on with the other one.