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Circles, rectangles, Zebra Pelecan and Giraffe groups

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TwoFoggy · 30/10/2008 14:06

What do all these mean? Is it random or some kind of ranking?

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christywhisty · 30/10/2008 14:17

Sounds like ability groups, at dc's school it has always been colours,

TeeBee · 30/10/2008 21:44

Yeah, streaming. My Ds' class does shapes for maths, colours for reading. Did it in reception just for reading I think.

Marathon · 30/10/2008 22:16

In Numeracy number of sides of shape relate to ability. Circles are the lower, then triangles, squares and finally pentagons. I use author names for literacy. Dahls, lower then progress higher up the alphabet for the more able groups.

Littlefish · 30/10/2008 22:28

I just used to have completely random names for my groups - usually to do with something we were we were studying/exploring at the time.

Sometimes they were to do with ability, sometimes they weren't.

I'd just ask the teacher if I were you.

ja9 · 30/10/2008 22:39

Random names used for ability groups when teaching - don't try and decode. What means one thing for one teacher will mean something else for another.

wheresthehamster · 31/10/2008 10:18

Please tell me the spelling of Pelecan is yours and not the teacher's

TwoFoggy · 31/10/2008 12:40

LOL yes its mine

Thanks everyone!

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motherinferior · 31/10/2008 12:52

I was particularly fond of DD1's Y1 groups, which were the Rolling Stones, Elvis, Beach Boys and the Beatles.

She was in Elvis

Troutpout · 31/10/2008 12:58

We have colours
and then owls and peacocks for english and maths
Wise owls?
show-offy know it all peacocks? perhaps

TwoFoggy · 31/10/2008 18:07
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mrz · 02/11/2008 20:11

Sounds like a very confused teacher... what on earth are they thinking!

AbbeyA · 03/11/2008 07:48

I wouldn't try and decode, all teachers will do it differently-some completely at random.

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