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So what exactly is the point of KS1 SATs then?

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bumbleclat Sat 11-Jun-16 09:51:03

... If a child in my class with 100% in their independently accessed standardised maths test is now no longer allowed to be reported as 'working at greater depth'?

(unless his teacher scrambles around asking him to quickly jot down a remainder sum on a white board and scan it over to the LA)

Really though what was the point?

PoisonWitch Sat 11-Jun-16 11:05:23

Not sure I really understand primary anymore. Am I right in thinking that if a child is ahead you are not allowed to teach them more advanced stuff than the rest of the class?

MsColouring Sat 11-Jun-16 15:50:26

Poison - you are not meant to go into the next year's curriculum. The idea is that you encourage 'depth of understanding' within that year group's curriculum.

Bumblecat - I am losing sleep over it all at the moment. I have two children who only dropped a couple of marks on their maths and don't think I have enough evidence to put them at 'greater depth'.

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