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 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
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.