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DD (5) says she doesn't like school and wants to leave...

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Pinkfluffyslippers Fri 25-Sep-09 20:59:09

DD has just started year 1 and was crying tonight saying she didn't like school and wanted to leave. (I was in tears hearing this) It seemed she was told off for not doing some work in class because she didn't realise that she had to do it. The problem is she doesn't listen...any suggestions on how to get her to listen.

As for homework.... she has two reading books for the weekend plus ten spelling words.... this seems excessive for a 5 year old in my opinion - or is this normal. ?? This is a private school - what happens in the state sector?

Thank you.

deaddei Fri 25-Sep-09 21:18:25

It's a long time since mine were in yr 1, but that is excessive. How long are the reading books?
However I'm afraid that's private schools for you IMO.

VulpusinaWilfsuit Fri 25-Sep-09 21:22:48

Nope. Sounds normal homnework or even light for Y1 in our state school TBH.

Go with the flow for now: it's only two weeks in and it always takes time to settle down. Talk to the teacher about how unsettled she is and try to work out between you what will help.

deaddei Fri 25-Sep-09 21:24:36

God I'm out of it- don't think mine got spellings till yr 2. But then, I've forgotten so much of when they were little.

Pinkfluffyslippers Fri 25-Sep-09 21:41:03

Thank you for helping me see reason - I may talk to the teacher as she seems v nice and approachable.
I'm surprised by the homework since I don't ever remember getting any before I went to secondary school --- but it was a v long time ago...(1960's -anyone remember them?)
FIngers crossed for school on MOnday. . and thanks again

ThingOne Fri 25-Sep-09 21:48:58

My DS1 has one reading book and no other homework. He's still on relatively easy books so would be find with more than one.

annh Fri 25-Sep-09 22:39:32

Ten spellings a week completely normal in Year 1. Two reading books also sounds pretty average - depends of course on the books, I would say yes if they are ORT or similar (and assuming Level 4/5 and not 10 or 12), no if they are long chapter books.

Pinkfluffyslippers Sat 26-Sep-09 08:46:31

Nice to hear the amount of homework is totally normal. Its now up to me to sort out when we're going to do it. !
Thanks again everyone

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