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 Post subject: Homwework - Summer Break
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:57 am 
My son will be starting KEFW this sept, and at his induction day, the new year 7's were been given summer projects. I think this is a wonderful idea, ensuring the grey matter is ticking over ready for the new challenges in the new year.

Do all KEGS set homework for the summer?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:17 pm 
Personally, I think it is the most appalling idea. I want my children to spend the summer holidays doing what they and I want. I can create a stimulating environment for them myself and the school has all the rest of the year to set homework. Please leave them alone over the holidays! There are years enough ahead of GCSE coursework.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:56 pm 
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GCSE cousework won't exist in its current form for these pupils!!(new Y11 are the last doing Maths coursework and other subjects change for the current Y7s)

However I do agree that Y6s need a good rest -


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:13 am 
Hey, is this another one of those provoking replies where you expect a response that starys from the original point that has been posted. The post was asking if anyone else were in the same situation, NOT asking what your personal opinion on the matter was, and what the rights and wrongs were.

Please try to keep to the point - if you want provocation, start your now post and get people to respond, else stay away!


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Hi Kathy

I don't know how long you have been around the Forum but I would like to point out a couple of things.

Firstly, as the post relates to specific schools it would have been better posted under the relevant area section. There it would have been more likely to attract informed local opinion rather than becoming a matter for general debate, which is the main purpose of the "Everything Else" section of the Forum.

Secondly, if you look around the Forum you will find some extremely informative threads that sprang from a seemingly innocuous post that then sparked a lively debate.

Thirdly, if someone posts an opinion they have to be prepared for others to disagree with it!

If a thread goes seriously off-topic the Moderators will intervene, or create a new thread for the second issue being debated if it is justified.

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:07 am 
Guest55 wrote:

However I do agree that Y6s need a good rest -


I disagree.My y6 has done no work since the sats and before them mainly sats revision since jan.he will find it very hard when he starts y7 not having had to do any real work for almost a year. jmo


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Perhaps you should have asked why they weren't doing Transition projects that many LAs do - these prepare for Secondary and the work is transferred and carried on at the new school.

My experience, as a Secondary teacher, is the new pupils get exhausted from the physical moving around so lots of fitness training is probably the best you can do! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:22 am 
Guest55 wrote:
Perhaps you should have asked why they weren't doing Transition projects that many LAs do - these prepare for Secondary and the work is transferred and carried on at the new school.

My experience, as a Secondary teacher, is the new pupils get exhausted from the physical moving around so lots of fitness training is probably the best you can do! :lol:


lol.good idea!
I hadn't heard of transition projects,what are they?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:29 am 
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They vary - in London all schools do the London challenge - in other parts of the country it might be anything.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:43 am 
Sally-Anne, I don't have issues with opinions, its the tone that in which they are written in. My repy wasn't offensive or provocative, so please don't correct me !


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