Thanks all for letting me vent! Attmepted to see the Head this morning, but he was probably hiding so will try again this afternoon.
Thanks, too for the links. I'll double check what course she's currently on.
I completely support phonics teaching, however it's the idea of having three different schemes in just over a year that concerns me. Surely this would be confusing?
Yes, I'm sure the typed spellings have been auto corrected on the computer. The teacher actually said yes, she'd noticed that they were wrong, but as she's a maternity cover she couldn't change them.
I agree that the Parent Afternoons are too early for the teachers to know much, but she seemed completely clueless. When pushed she said my DD was in the top maths and literacy sets, as she was last year, but beyond that nothing.
I agree that it's a huge leap from the informality of the early years to Year 1, but it's no consolation when my little one is crying and clinging to me and really doesn't want to be there. Although the teacher did reassure me that she was quite happy when I'd gone (and so was my DD
Thanks Yoyo, but I don't think that I really need strategies to teach her to read. (I used to volunteer to listen to readers at school and was also an English teacher).IMHO she's a great little reader, but lacks confidence as she hates it if she gets anything wrong, which is the same with her written work... Incidentally the teacher listened to her for the first time all term a few days ago!Admittedly the TA had listened a couple of times too!
I'm concerned that obviously she isn't going to be abl to spell cuboid, square, sphere etc, but has to write them and they are then corrected. It's very demoralising for my little perfectionist! I think the sad thing is at home she actually loves to sit writing her own stories (which are several sentences long) and also asking me for sums to work out!
Thanks for listening!