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Ability sets

Discussion in 'Primary' started by davidwheildon, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Hey!

    I am starting my NQT year in September and am having trouble setting the children in my year 3 class. The two year 2 classes from last year are being merged into one class for me. I have a range of children from P levels to a 3b for numeracy. I have 33, 27 boys and 6 girls.
    Any suggestions on classroom layout etc would be greatly appreciated!

  2. kym131218

    kym131218 New commenter

    Hello, I was in the same boat as you last year. What I did was set out 5 groups if tables in my class. I then asked the children to try and arrange themselves in the searing they were in last year. It might not be exact but the children love it. I did it for maths and literacy and it gave me insight into ability. I then wrote down where they were sitting on a rough table plan and compared ability against last years results. It was a great team building activity for those with short memory.
    Hope this makes sense!
  3. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    27 boys and 6 girls!! Flippin heck! What was in the water 8 years ago?

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