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Do your children have targets?

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AbbyR1973 Wed 29-Jan-14 15:43:51

DS1 is doing very well, in year 1, working with year 2 for literacy and maths. He has recently done some practice Sats papers with the year 2's at school and came home proudly telling me his level for the reading booklet and for the maths booklet (2a for both.) He's sort of quietly getting on with it and happy at school, but does have a tendency to race through things as fast as possible, making silly mistakes along the way.
From time to time I ask him what his teacher is asking him to work on at the moment, what he is being asked to remember to do as he does his work and he really doesn't have a clue.
I'm not sure if he has any specific to him targets for his work and none were mentioned at parents evening.
It's great that he loves school, but I would sort of like to know what his next steps are- I guess a hang over from the foundation stage where even though he was ahead there was always a sense of "we're working with him on x,y,z" even if x, y and z were beyond the expectations of EYFS. This isn't about pushing it's about ensuring he is supported to progress appropriately. School and teacher are lovely.
Do your DC's have identified targets at year 1 and beyond.

LittleMissGreen Wed 29-Jan-14 15:48:32

Yes, from reception mine seem well aware of their targets in different subjects.

pointythings Wed 29-Jan-14 16:11:44

Yes, my DDs have always had targets - not just target levels but concrete things they needed to work on and develop. Very useful.

noramum Wed 29-Jan-14 16:26:12

Not in Reception but Year 1 onwards. The targets are clearly printed in their workbooks and reviewed regularly. At parents evening we see them and the teacher comments how she is getting along.

The teacher also comments the work and points out to remember targets if necessary.

Now in Year 2 DD actually tells us about it, in Year 1 she seemed to forget everything as soon as she left the school grounds.

columngollum Wed 29-Jan-14 16:35:30

targets, ha ha ha

A proper reading book would be a good start.

simpson Wed 29-Jan-14 16:39:06

DD is in yr1 and has targets . I was told what they were at parents eve but have forgotten blush I think it might be to start using more punctuation in her writing, not sure what her reading targets are.

I know she hit her first lot of targets and is now on the second lot (guess it termly). Don't have a clue what her NC Levels are though.

BackforGood Wed 29-Jan-14 16:48:49

Sadly, yes they did - well in the later years, can't honestly remember Yr1 specifically

maillotjaune Wed 29-Jan-14 16:53:29

yes just like noramum says, written in workbooks in infants (slightly different now the older 2 are in juniors)

Iamnotminterested Wed 29-Jan-14 17:19:58

Dd3 must know although getting any info out of her is like getting blood out of a stone! Parents evening soon so will go armed with pen and paper so that I have something concrete. I know with reading her personal target is inferring from the text but no idea of what nc level she is on/ has been targeted to achieve. Dd2 on the other hand is Little Miss Organised and knows to minute detail her next steps.

Bunnyjo Wed 29-Jan-14 18:03:15

DD's school do 'Going for Gold' in literacy and numeracy. All children are given an individual Bronze, Silver and Gold target for each that is stuck into their literacy and numeracy books. Parents are also sent a copy of their DC's targets and the children get a certificate for each target they achieve.

columngollum Wed 29-Jan-14 18:09:31

Hmm, that sounds a bit like our school. Our children are given a "going home" target and all line up near the door at 3PM.

KatnipEvergreen Wed 29-Jan-14 18:18:23

We've not had targets as such, but a list of criteria they need to demonstrate in each subject to get to the next NC level at parent's evenings. I find that interesting and helpful.

I think when DD1 was younger she was given specific things to work on which we helped her with at home, but it's a bit more complex in Y4.

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