...just found out from DS that the Y5 teacher confiscated his electronic dictionary which he was using in class. She thought he was playing on a game! When he explained what it was she told him he should be using a paper dictionary. The thing he was using is the electronic version of the Collins dictionary they use at school, for goodness sake! He got it back but didn't use it again in class for the rest of the year.
The incident happened a while ago as DS is now in Y6. We had bought him the dictionary to help with his work to improve his vocabulary for 11+ (we all know what boys are like with their gadgets
), and allowed him to take it to school so that he could carry on there and use it in class. I can't believe how short-sighted this teacher was. Fortunately his Y6 teacher seems to be more relaxed about it.