Over the weekend DD has wanted to chat a little bit about school and it got me thinking. Although DD is socially very happy and enjoying school, on the academic side she feels, in her words, 'The school has given up on me' Not entirely sure what she means but she explained all efforts are being concentrated on one to ones with the rest of her class (a very small cohort) to get this level 4 and basically only her and 1 other are not having any outside tutoring which I found quite
She is doing level 6 and although I had initial concerns of her doing them, she herself sets very high goals so wants to give them a good go and likes to be stretched. She feels she is not getting any level 6 support because all time is spent making sure everyone else is up to speed with the 3-5 stuff.
Now, as regards my feelings I am quite happy for her to 'put her feet up' for the rest of the term but it seems she isn't and actually feels a little disgruntled when she finishes her work and has to either go help someone else or do an art worksheet. Is it really a problem if DD ends up coasting so to speak for the rest of term. She'll certainly (I hope) be stretched and challenged when she goes off to GS.
In reality she'll probably come away with the 5 and I have told her this is great and she's to feel proud! I do think dangling a level 6 but not being able to support by teaching some of the concepts a bit
I haven't done any revision at home but now thinking should I, just to show my support (even though the maths side has me
Why would so many DC's be privately tutored? If a child leaves on a 4 would that automatically put them in a middle set?