Hi, Forget that last message - i went to see my daughters teacher who said that if they predict a '5' and the child doesnt acheive it they have to explain why so its easier to predict a lower level and (in my opinion) take a big pat on the back when they achieve level 5. Just a thought - but my daughter brought home all her practice SATS papers sat at school and acheived level 5 in every paper, some with higher scores than others. At parents evening in March we were told that English was her weaker subject with Maths being her strongest but 3 '5' were predicted and then 3 months later with a string of excellent practice papers her predicted scores were 2 4's and a 5(in her weaker subject!) I think this was all for the schools benefit and am now not going to read anything in predictions and just be immensly proud of her achievement.( i dont think 93 out of 100 is a borderline level 4/5!!!in maths) There are quite a few parents who were equally confused.
Sorry for the rant but i feel much better now. Grammar school here we come and in my opinion rightly deserved!!!