report writing

(50 Posts)
monet24 Tue 31-May-16 19:00:58

Report writing arghhhhhh. Oh all good plans! I try to be really good honest. I have planned to get up and do some each day before, set myself a daily target and let's just say it has gone out the window as quickly as the speed of sound. Amazing what else is so more appealing .
Defrosting the freezer.
Sorting out the kitchen cupboards
Tidying my daughters tip of a bedroom!
I will start them tomorrow honest grin

HouseAnxiety Tue 31-May-16 19:05:11

But just imagine how clean our houses will be 😂

monet24 Tue 31-May-16 21:07:16

Yeah done 3 only 27 to go whoop whoop

Pipbin Tue 31-May-16 21:10:09

I feel your pain.
I had the whole day where I had to wait in for a delivery. Nothing else I had to do. 2, I got 2 done.
I fucking hate report writing. Especially EYFS reports.

tireddotcom72 Tue 31-May-16 21:12:55

Sign up to twinkl whole bank of statements for every subject. Download excel spreadsheet insert child's name then copy and paste relevant statements. Takes about 30mins per report

toomuchicecream Tue 31-May-16 21:14:08

Hate it. Hate it. Hate it. Wouldn't mind quite so much if I thought any parents would spend as long reading them as I do writing them... Particularly hate it this year because I am required to say if a child is below/at/exceeding year end expectations. Try writing a set of reports for summer born year 1 boys - they just aren't developmentally ready for the demands of year 1. I know they will catch up over the next couple of years and they have tried as hard as they are able this year. But I have a horrible feeling that parents reading the reports will skim over all my comments about their son's hard work and effort and keep returning to the sentence that says they are below year end expectations. sad

(I've done all my English and Maths, and have done the personal comments and foundation subjects to finish 6 completely. Trying to get 2 more done before I give up this evening...)

SuffolkNWhat Tue 31-May-16 21:14:46

Our system uses statement banks but oh my days the grammar is shocking! Takes twice as long as it should!

I'm lucky in a way, last year I had 325 reports to write, this year I have 28.

BlueLeafTea Tue 31-May-16 21:16:36

Second downloading twinkl bank of statements! For EYFS there are all areas of learning and coel ones

Pipbin Tue 31-May-16 21:19:50

I'm using the Twinkl statement banks but it is still a ball ache.

The thing that really annoys me is that I doubt one parent gives half a fuck about their child's ability to learn through trying or whatever the hell it is.
They are 5. They want to know if they are happy and doing OK in reading, writing and maths.

monet24 Tue 31-May-16 22:50:49

I am eyfs and agree with what's being said. I have conversations daily with parents. There are only so many ways you can say 'gives meaning to their marks'. I have a very boy heavy, Sumner birth, OMG is my GLD really going to be anywhere near what it was last year class! Most of my parents have to get their child to translate what I say to them, but hey ho. At least the weather forecast tomorrow is rain so maybe I will smile and be focused!

Naschkatze Tue 31-May-16 22:59:01

This makes me feel like I should have started mine... Oops. blush

CodyKing Tue 31-May-16 23:12:42

Why do you use statement banks? Parents read between the lines -

DD first report was 3 pages long for each subject - it's now one small report card !!

Pipbin Wed 01-Jun-16 08:14:11

I use a statement bank to get a starting point really.
It's the 'characteristics of effective learning' that are near impossible to write about.

Rainbowcolours1 Wed 01-Jun-16 08:15:59

We do our reports in February, setting targets for the end of year. In July we give TA assessments and a single general paragraph about attitude etc. It's somehow easier to write reports on dark nights! Wierd but true and we relish this time of year now!

sallyhasleftthebuilding Wed 01-Jun-16 08:17:14

I need to look this up!

Naughty - sometime can display challenging behaviour

Doesn't listen - Finds taking part difficult

Pipbin Wed 01-Jun-16 08:32:24

'self directed' is a phrase I like.

monet24 Wed 01-Jun-16 12:29:14

Child x is aware of class rules just needs to choose to use them. grin

GinandJag Wed 01-Jun-16 14:23:48

I like to leave my reports to the last minute. The pressure sharpens the mind. Once I have written the first report, I am on a roll.

I am fairly formulaic with my reports - general attitude, comment on group/practical work, comment about exam results, comment about what to do to improve.

I am head of Key Stage so have to review all reports, send some back, and make my own comment too.

bumbleclat Wed 01-Jun-16 16:00:36

I need to do mine but have terrible nausea and vomiting and have been basically bed bound all week sad (pregnant)
At least you will have something.

roundtable Wed 01-Jun-16 16:03:20

Reports are part of the reason I love working as supply now.

The thought of trying to write reports with two preschoolers who have a stomach bug fills me with horror. Then I remember I don't!

flowers to you all. You're nearly there!

Theimpossiblegirl Wed 01-Jun-16 16:04:59

I'm doing mine now. Well not now, I'm on Mumsnet, but you know...

It takes me ages to get started but once I get going I tend to do them in one (long) sitting. My kids are older though, so leave me to it. One is in bed on Netflix and the other is in the same room as me, binge watching Vampire Diaries while I work.

They are taking full advantage of my distraction. Every so often one of them will make me a cup of tea. We'll go somewhere nice tomorrow as a thank you.

toomuchicecream Wed 01-Jun-16 22:27:10

I'm done. Hurrah!! I've never got close to finishing them in half term before - most years I've barely started them by this stage. I'm blaming it on a combination of bad weather, a child who is nearly 20 and so certainly doesn't want to spend any time with me and a list of leadership jobs as long as my arm that I need to get to grips with so reports seemed like a less grim option....

hollieberrie Thu 02-Jun-16 07:18:57

I'm on holiday dong them in the sun - hurrah. Have done all the comments but now trying to do the objective ticks (eyfs). I never want see the Microsoft Word tick symbol ever again! √√√√ (agh 😣)

Doowrah Thu 02-Jun-16 15:08:30

Thanks for the thread it geed me up no end and 3.5 hours later I am done...will spend my given report day catching up on largely pointless assessments and marking.

GinandJag Thu 02-Jun-16 15:46:09

People are report writing now? I won't do mine until the end of June, once I have exam results.

I anticipate spending about 4 hours on my own classes and probably another 1 reviewing my Key Stage reports.

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