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Circles, rectangles, Zebra Pelecan and Giraffe groups

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TwoFoggy Thu 30-Oct-08 14:06:58

What do all these mean? Is it random or some kind of ranking? <confused mummy of a reception year child emoticon>

christywhisty Thu 30-Oct-08 14:17:49

Sounds like ability groups, at dc's school it has always been colours,

TeeBee Thu 30-Oct-08 21:44:30

Yeah, streaming. My Ds' class does shapes for maths, colours for reading. Did it in reception just for reading I think.

Marathon Thu 30-Oct-08 22:16:03

In Numeracy number of sides of shape relate to ability. Circles are the lower, then triangles, squares and finally pentagons. I use author names for literacy. Dahls, lower then progress higher up the alphabet for the more able groups.

Littlefish Thu 30-Oct-08 22:28:37

I just used to have completely random names for my groups - usually to do with something we were we were studying/exploring at the time.

Sometimes they were to do with ability, sometimes they weren't.

I'd just ask the teacher if I were you.

ja9 Thu 30-Oct-08 22:39:07

Random names used for ability groups when teaching - don't try and decode. What means one thing for one teacher will mean something else for another.

wheresthehamster Fri 31-Oct-08 10:18:55

Please tell me the spelling of Pelecan is yours and not the teacher's grin

TwoFoggy Fri 31-Oct-08 12:40:32

LOL yes its mine <dyslexic emoticon - hense the anxious mummy moment in half term when you cant ask!>

Thanks everyone!

motherinferior Fri 31-Oct-08 12:52:50

I was particularly fond of DD1's Y1 groups, which were the Rolling Stones, Elvis, Beach Boys and the Beatles.

She was in Elvis grin

Troutpout Fri 31-Oct-08 12:58:24

We have colours
and then owls and peacocks for english and maths
Wise owls?
show-offy know it all peacocks? perhaps

TwoFoggy Fri 31-Oct-08 18:07:53

mrz Sun 02-Nov-08 20:11:48

Sounds like a very confused teacher... what on earth are they thinking!

AbbeyA Mon 03-Nov-08 07:48:11

I wouldn't try and decode, all teachers will do it differently-some completely at random.

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