Year 8 - how much work is your dc doing?
twosoups1972 · 21/04/2020 15:02
My dd is in Year 8. She is on the autistic spectrum if that's at all relevant.
There is no streaming of lessons at her school - teacher send out work by email for them to complete and email back. They are encouraged to stick to the timetable as much as possible.
Dd is finding it very hard both in terms of motivation and she is easily distracted and isn't really sticking to the timetable at all.
I am making sure she exercises regularly and keeps in touch with her friends, both are very important too. But I'm worried about the schoolwork and she does not respond well to me nagging.
How are your Year 8s doing?
TheReluctantCountess · 21/04/2020 16:36
My son is year eight. He does a couple of hour of work a day.
DP and I are both working from home too, so it’s hard to keep on top of him.
orangeicecream · 22/04/2020 23:41
My yr8 DD (and yr9 DS) is doing her normal school timetable... Well not the PE as its not her thing.... However, lessons are frequently on zoom and they are still working through the curriculum as normal. Independent school.
KoalasandRabbit · 23/04/2020 00:22
Y8 ASD DS and Y9 NT DD, comprehensive school.
School work is through SMHW. DD is on week 4 of no school, DS on week 3. DD is up and running by herself, doing school work and seneca. She keeps in touch with friends. No exercise but she's painted her room and about to lay a floor.
DS ASD needs 1 to 1 to do work and is very fussy so a lot of school are a challenge. He was sticking to timetable then school changed timetable and it upset him. I'm having to use a lot of alternatives, he is doing a couple of hours a day in bits. He often won't do what school send through, he gets upset if it's not identical to at school so he's better with alternatives as there's nothing it has to be the same as. He does lots of short bursts. He hasn't got any friends at school and won't use a phone or e-mail so no outside contact. But we have 3 silkie chickens, an indoor rabbit and cat and there's the 4 of us so he's happy with that. He won't exercise though he goes in our garden a lot to look after the silkie chickens. He's baking a few things. The senco did tell me most of the sen kids are having problems. He is learning but often does different work to what is set and he loves discussing the news as well. I'ld say he's doing equivalent but different which may cause issues but it's what I can get him to do happily. Otherwise it's throw yourself on the floor / scream / walk away and I'ld rather he was happy so I go with what he's happy to learn. Some days he's keen to learn, others not so much.
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twosoups1972 · 28/04/2020 14:29
Thank you for your replies.
I spoke to Head of Year 8 yesterday and explained that dd was struggling, she said try not to worry and encourage dd to do the core subjects first. However the school's expectations are that the girls put in a full school day from 9-3! I think that's too much personally. My friend who has a dd at a different school say they are expected to work on school work for 3 hours/day and spend the rest of the time doing other things - creative, exercise etc.
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