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Bright ds yr1 in mixed yr1/2 class - concerns about yr 2 (also in mixed yr1/2 class)

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ChasingSquirrels Sun 31-May-09 21:48:23

Just wanted a few opinions really.

ds1 is very bright, and is currently in a mixed yr1/2 class (small school - 4 classes only).
He has spent most of this year working with a group of yr2's and I have been told by his teacher that he is working at a yr2 level for most things, and yr3 for some of his maths.
I have had few concerns about him this year because he is the lower year group in the class - but this won't be the case next year.

I want to go and talk to someone at the school about how they plan to deal with him next year - I don't really want him repeating the yr2 work he has done this year (although equally I don't know if I want him taken out into the next class for some things).
None of this would be a problem, I could happily talk to his class teacher, or the head - but both of them are leaving at the end of term (head to another school and class teacher is retiring).
So - do I go and talk to them anyway? I am concerned that if I don't do it now it will be Oct half-term at the earliest before his new teacher (who is new to the school) has a chance to settle in, get to know ds and his abilities etc. And also I will be dealing with a new head then, who I don't know.
But would there be any point in going in now?

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 31-May-09 21:51:55

I'd go now so you can plan ahead/stop worrying. Ds's old school had this system. It worked out well for him as he was given work for his ability pretty much throughout (depending on the teacher though). Chat to the deputy head if they are staying.

ChasingSquirrels Sun 31-May-09 21:56:14

umm, that's what I was thinking.
Deputy (who is the next class teacher) is pg and going on ML from Sep - that class is being covered by 2 tachers currently PT within the school.
Enormous amount of disruption for such a small school - but such is life.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sun 31-May-09 22:02:54

So much though. I know it can't be helped but it's going to be a practically new set of staff. I'd go to the next one down from the deputy head. New head's normally have their own way of doing things aswell so bear in mind everything could change so maybe leave it until after half term but keep an eye on things in case he's getting bored?

wishiwasinbarbados Tue 02-Jun-09 12:53:28

I wouldn't worry. My DS is the same and just finishing y2 in a y1+2 class.
I was worried too, but it's been ok. I have had to keep on top of what he's doing and ask for harder spellings though. Just be an "involved" parent and don't be afraid to talk to teacher next year. I kept his y1 books, to monitor progress.
Good luck!

TamTam29 Tue 02-Jun-09 13:06:56

usually mixed year group schools have a 2/3 yr planning cycle so they only cover the same topics once, and Maths/Literacy is taught progressively.

It sounds like there are still some staff left that can liase with the new teacher, so I wouldnt worry just now.

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