year 4 sats results(10 Posts)
long story- hope I don't sound like a pushy parent because I really am not. In year 2, ds2 was in a strop for the whole year. He hated school and said he was bored. My dh and I were constantly speaking to his teacher explaining that he was bored at school and had started doing ds1 homework (yr4). He achieved 3's in his year 2 sats - his teacher said she was suprised!
Yr 3 was fantastic - different teacher, different child. He was so happy, confident and at end of year was working at year 5 level. This year he has been bored and stroppy with a dragon for a teacher who makes him and all the other children scared due to her shouting. He came home today upset as they have had internal sats and he got a level 3a.
What would you wise lot do? Personally I don't care what level he gets as long as he is happy but he isn't happy.
Are these optional sats, which have been professionally marked? Or are these marked by the teacher?
Our year 3 teacher is of the Blue Peter mould - he's two years qualified its all fun, fun, fun and the kids love it. But I've read research stating that year 3 (together with year 8) is a bit of a knock about year - nothing much at stake.
Then in year 4 (at our school) they go back to ultra traditional teaching, and the kids hate it, but its part of the slow wind up to year 6 SATS.
I don't know how much they learn with the Blue Peter style teacher, and there was certainly NO improvement on the handwriting/presentation front during that year but my kids certainly found the rigours of year 4 a rude awakening.
Could your son be facing a similar situation?
I don't think so, he made massive improvements in yr 3 and seems to have gone backwards in terms of confidence and achievement. Surely it is his teacher's responsibility to make sure he continues to make progress even with a different teaching style?
I would be really hacked off.
WOuld def be speaking to the teacher and possibly Headteacher
Our HT would be on the teacher's case anyway at a child that had actually slipped backwards.
so yr 5 level not level 5???
3a is above average as far as I know for yr 4, level 4 being yr 5, hoping to get a 4B average at yr 6.
So in theory he is at about the same level or just under. He might had dropped 1 sub level.
I don't think it's a problem academically, he could have been consolidating knowledge he has.
The bored and stroppy is also common at this age... my yr 4 boy is also going through this as are many of his friends.
We discussed it a lot and have come to the conclusion it's an age stage...
Obviously not knowing your son I don't know if this is the case... Have you discussed it with his teacher before now?
I would be asking questions about the Y3 results which aren't realistic
I agree mrz...
also bearing in mind that lots of children just don't progress in a nice smooth line, they might jump ahead for a while, then even out... If he got 3a for all 3 subjects he is a good all rounder.
He will have done optional SATs in maths and english. Were both disappointing?
It sounds like a bit of a throwaway statement to say that he was 'working at a year 5 level' in Y3, as that doesn't really mean much. If the teacher had said that he was 'working at a level 4c, the level expected at the end of Y5' it would have been more relevant.
I think 3a is the highest you can achieve in the year 3 optional SATs.
It may be he has plateaued for a bit or it's the difference between a low 3a in Y3 and a high one in Y4.
You're right KtK, that's why I thought it was a bit of a strange statement, unless it was on teacher assessment, not the test.
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