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KS2 sublevels - 3 sublevels in two terms expectation?

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MrsTruper Sat 13-Dec-14 15:51:16

Got end of term progress report from school for dd yr 5 (state school) with targets for this year

Read 5c currently - target 6c for end of 2015
Write 4a " - target 5a "
Maths 5c " - target 6c "

Is this a joke / typo ?! 3 sublevels in the next 2 terms for each?

She is bright but the school knows she can have freezes/panics/crying if pressured so I want to keep any pressure off. I thought 1 or 2 sublevels progress would be more realistic.

Obviously will follow up with teacher...

Thanks for any advice

Haggisfish Sat 13-Dec-14 15:57:48

They sound more like end of key stage targets to me, but they shouldn't be using them at all anymore.

teeththief Sat 13-Dec-14 16:01:15

By 'end of 2015' do they perhaps mean the end of 2015 school year (so end of year 6 for your DD)?

MrsTruper Sat 13-Dec-14 16:23:04

They are still using levels, have not heard anything from the school about what they will do instead - looks like they are carrying on until they have something else...

It's definitely target for July 2015..

thanks for any advice

Asleeponasunbeam Sat 13-Dec-14 16:24:48

Would be similar in our school I'm afraid. Ridiculous.

ReallyTired Mon 15-Dec-14 06:14:46

Did the op daughter do exceptionally well in key stage 1? There is a difference between aspirational and plain silly.

Mostlyjustaluker Mon 15-Dec-14 06:30:41

School can still use levels. The government has said schools don't need to use levels. It they must measure progress for ofsted so if they don't have time to create a whole new system, which only their school would understand, they will continue to use levels.

MrsTruper Mon 15-Dec-14 09:44:14

She got level 3s in KS1

Just heard from school they are moving after Xmas away from levels. They said she is 'more able'. I still think it's too much and dd is worried that she won't get the school treat for meeting targets if her targets are so high!

She can't even comprehend what it means to make that much progress, she's only 9 - she just sees the next step the teacher is asking her to take and tries to get there.

In a way, it is a target for the teacher, isn't it? I should maybe ask the school how will they get her to that level at the end of the year?

Thanks for your help

throckenholt Mon 15-Dec-14 09:48:20

I would make a point of telling her that the targets don't actually mean much to her. She should be trying to do her best, and making sure she asks when she doesn't understand something. The target bit is more like a reminder for the teacher at what kind level she can manage.

I hate the whole target thing - kids really don't need to know they are at key stage level whatever - they need to understand what they are doing and if at all possible enjoying it.

Asleeponasunbeam Mon 15-Dec-14 09:53:08

I don't think your DD needs to worry about it, although I think treating the kids who meet their targets is dreadful!

It's more of a concern for the teachers who have to try to meet the stupid things.

Pooka Mon 15-Dec-14 09:56:33

So they're hoping for her to be level 6c in reading and maths at the end of year 5?

That's tough going, particularly the reading, given the tiny proportion of children who achieve level 6 in SATS tests.

MrsTruper Mon 15-Dec-14 10:10:47 you think it's got anything to do with the new curriculum being tougher and dd being the first year to sit the new SATS in 2016 ?

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