999 mum wrote:
The grade was 4c, i know that the teacher will say that it is a good grade for year 5.
4C is average for Y5. Y5s are expected to get 3A / 4C, and as said above an average child should make 2 sub levels progress a year. But you do have to look at the trend across a few years for, as a child may make 3 sub levels one year and 1 the next as they either just scraped in a sub level or just missed out. And some just suddenly take off, others find the increasing complexity of work difficult and appear to stall. And also IMO a child who has achieved 4C in Y4 is not an absolute definite for level 5's in Y6. They will be 4A / 5C, if they make average progress because to move up a whole level takes 2 years.
Was the 4C for reading or writing, or a combined English level including speaking and listening? Was it a level achieved in the Y5 tests or teacher assessment? If it was a test result, did the child finish? What type of questions did they lose marks on? What would the child need to do to raise the level of their writing?
That's what I'd be asking the teacher.