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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:01 am 
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Have made gentle noises about year 5 maths and it seems like others have too. Despite this, nothing seems to have changed. This week's homework is for the whole class and only involves adding a one digit number to a two digit number.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:49 am 
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mystery wrote:
Have made gentle noises about year 5 maths and it seems like others have too. Despite this, nothing seems to have changed. This week's homework is for the whole class and only involves adding a one digit number to a two digit number.


I would write a polite note in the homework book asking for the pedagogy behind this homework and express how I feel my child is not being suitably challenged. See what response you get until next week. This way you have written communication (may need to refer to it at a later date )


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:14 am 
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Good luck.
I had over 2 years of asking for help and changes with regards to reading and spelling before I got anyone to listen.
Ask for a meeting with the teacher in your note as well.
Can always bring up at PTA meeting so minuted - do they send minutes out to parents?
Also don't rely on the school to teach if not working.
I would give more challenging homework yourself and don't make him do the rubbish stuff - if have to fill it in quick yourself while he does something else!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:15 am 
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Mystery you do what you've always done and work with DC at home. Interestingly have you ever put yourself forward for a governor position at the school?

When I was having issues with reading at DCs primary I knew my friend also a governor was doing her visit. I suggested she chose reading as her area of focus and randomly pick out my DCs reading record. In it were numerous pleas about my DCs refusal to read with me and could teacher ensure book was read in school before changing. All ignored and book regularly replaced as per.

Interestingly after the visit there was a big focus on reading at said school, DCs reading records were checked weekly by an adult, head stopped using a volunteer to do the reading tests and my DC finally started getting some support for his reading problems.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:43 am 
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Since my year 9 child has been learning that to multiply by 10 you move all of the digits one place to the left this week, I think your year 5 work sounds advanced ;-)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:15 pm 
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You would be surprised how many seemingly bright children struggle with the multiplying by 10, 100 etc.

I tear my hair out every year when I get " Mum says bung a zero on the end!"

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:17 pm 
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yoyo123 wrote:
You would be surprised how many seemingly bright children struggle with the multiplying by 10, 100 etc.

I tear my hair out every year when I get " Mum says bung a zero on the end!"

:roll:



:oops: that's because mother is fed up of trying to explain it properly and it not sinking in. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:20 pm 
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:lol:

Super-patient Mrs Yoyo used to turn into a screaming banshee with the mini yoyo's..What do you MEAN you don't get it?!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:21 pm 
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So much easier to be patient with other peoples children :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:17 pm 
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Hajra wrote:
mystery wrote:
Have made gentle noises about year 5 maths and it seems like others have too. Despite this, nothing seems to have changed. This week's homework is for the whole class and only involves adding a one digit number to a two digit number.


I would write a polite note in the homework book asking for the pedagogy behind this homework and express how I feel my child is not being suitably challenged. See what response you get until next week. This way you have written communication (may need to refer to it at a later date )


Ah thank you. I emailed at the beginning of this week as we are instructed to do but still got more rubbish this Friday and no response. another parent was told that they had had comments from various parents so they were going to speak to the maths coordinator. I think it might all be "centrally controlled."


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