Would like some advice regarding my DS2 please . He's in year 6 , passed the 11 plus and a solid level 5 for reading and maths. I've encouraged him since September to take his foot off the pedal a bit , relax and take advantage of a few health days before secondary school beckons. He worked so hard in the run up to his 11 plus and isn't a lazy child .
The problem is, his teacher has mentioned to me that she needs to " crack the whip "
with him and he needs to start working on his writing and doing extra at home .....she went on and on to him about going up a sub level each term and reaching the dizzy heights of about 100 by Spring...in time for the sats I wonder ?
In response, DS has become quite tearful and asking me over and over how can he possibly reach these targets ? I feel quite cross , as he is a 4a in writing...surely will be a level 5 by the time he leaves and the grammar he is going to , recognises that boys are often a bit slower coming on with their literacy and take things right back to basics when they start. DS1 was exactly the same and he has really picked up .
Do you think I need to continue to push him..it is in the back of my mind that he was ( apparently ) on some kind of secret service " watch list " for SEN in year 3 ..so is he likely to slip back, are his levels now just indicative of extra work at one point in time or will he be fine just tootling along ?
Also, there are only a handful of children who will probably reach even level 4 in his class ..it's not a particularly bright cohort..do you think the sats results could be behind this ? Should I mention his worries to his teacher ( who is a great teacher and lovely )or just tell DS not to worry ?
Plus I need to concentrate on DD now !