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Blinkin homework AGAIN!!

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Ineedmorepatience Mon 13-May-13 18:40:08

I know, I know its our least favourite subject but.....

Dd3 has come home with bloody inference questions again in her literacy homework. I have been in, written a leter, spoken to the SENCO and the HT and still the bloody teacher is sending it.

I have written a really strongly worded letter to the literacy teacher and her class teacher and requested that the class teacher analyses her recent tests to see if there gaps. I strongly suspect that even though she is scoring highly on the tests there are areas with gaps.

The first line of the homework tonight was "Put yourself into the characters shoes "

She has been stressing about this homework all weekend and when she tried to go to homework club today was told its not on because of SATS.

I am really fed up because the school is brilliantly inclusive except for this one teacher who is immature and just doesnt get itangrysad

PolterGoose Mon 13-May-13 18:47:04

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Ineedmorepatience Mon 13-May-13 21:20:49

Sorry Polter I had to go to Guides.

The homework was to read a chapter in a book and then to write diary entries as if you were a character in the book. One of the characters had died and Dd3 was supposed to be able to write about the characters feelings and thoughts confused
She had no chance really. She has been stressing about it for days but didnt show it to me. I wondered what she was stressy abouthmm

I am just sending it back with an arsey letter, I have typed it and written schools copy on the bottom of it. That might make him wonder who else I am sending a copy toogrin

I wouldnt mind helping him to understand her issues if he wasnt so cocky.

Thanks smile

MareeyaDolores Mon 13-May-13 21:22:18

My approach is that the homework needs to be 'done' ie something has to be written down. When the homework is reasonable, it's done properly.

Otherwise, I couldn't give two hoots whether it's legible, sensible, correct, had effort or time taken, the fact that ds actually made contact with it and had some sort of attempt is good enough for me. And he is aware that he won't get told off at home for any homework-related detentions.

MareeyaDolores Mon 13-May-13 21:28:24

Dear Mr X

To help you understand DD's homework issues, we attach some homework for you. We would like to read your Book review by Thursday, and for you to imagine what Luke might write in his diary about homework, and produce a sample entry (200-300 words) by next Monday.

The book review may be in a style of your choosing. When writing the diary entry, please bear in mind his difficulty with inference and non-literal language, and his delayed understanding of social communication, and ensure that your work reflects Luke's style.

Love and kisses.
Your bessie mates at MNSN

Ineedmorepatience Mon 13-May-13 21:31:15

LOL @ that letter mareeya

Mine was much stroppier than thatgrin

PolterGoose Mon 13-May-13 21:43:22

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ouryve Tue 14-May-13 10:19:40

Literacy is a real headache for ds1 for this reason. It is complicated by the fact that he can tell me about the correct response to some questions, but getting it on paper in a coherent form is a different matter.

I'm the past, I have reframed homework for home, so he is guided through the steps in working out the answer. After this week's debacle, ds1's ta and ct have done a deal with him that there will be no more homework, so long as he doesn't twist about doing work in school.

ouryve Tue 14-May-13 10:22:16

Mareeya grin

crazeelaydee Tue 14-May-13 10:53:41

How awful for your poor Dd sad. Same homework battles for us too, but luckily we only get maths now. In the past when Ds has had written work we have taken the same approach as mareeya so long as there was something on the paper and sent back in his homework had been done smile.

If it was 3 word was done!, if it was untidy but the answers were was done!. If it was complete was done!

Sounds like your Dd has the same CT as my Ds last year! he was cocky too got really cheesed if I was to even suggest that my Ds's difficulties were to interfere in any way sheesh!, didn't appreciate having suggestions made and heaven forbid if I was to discuss anything about the Dc I had been raising for the 7 years prior to that.

The numpty even went as far as to send American passages/questions for Ds to do at home with alternate spellings than ours to make it look like I was hindering my Ds's learning to cover his own ignorant self and was done! grin, after explaining to my Ds that it was American, showing him the correct spellings and taking a note of it in my 'big book of stuff' wink.

There will always be one, who ignores and causes un-necessary stress, who always knows better. Sadly it's the Dc who suffers because of this.

Ineedmorepatience Tue 14-May-13 17:30:36

Ok, following my stroppy almost aggressive letter this morning I get a grovelling phone call at lunchtime saying that he wont send the homework again and he will do more inference work with her at school. I said I havent got a problem with him trying to teach her but what he needs to understand is that if she cant understand another persons feelings when they are standing right next to her what chance has she got understanding someone who is only words on a page in a book?

He agreed and said he is only just learning about Asd!! He has had 3 diagnosed children in his class since september!
He also tried to lay the blame at the student teachers door [very mature]

Hey ho at least hopefully Dd3 will now get homework that she stands a chance of completing and he has had a kick up the arse.

MareeyaDolores Tue 14-May-13 17:44:06

Go on, Ineed, buy him a book wink.

Ineedmorepatience Tue 14-May-13 18:16:45

I must say if I hadnt offered 10 things .... to the one to one I am training as her holiday reading I might have offered it to himgrin

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