Hello, I teach secondary so I’m not really up to speed on how Primary works beyond the basics. My son is in Yr1 (age5) and I’m a bit concerned about how the teacher is going about getting him and the class to do work. Everything seems to be based on a threat of withholding break/play time. Apparently it’s only for a few minutes/until they complete the work. It certainly seems like a detention in everything but name (they say they don’t call it a detention). My son has been held back as have other children. To a certain extent I’d get it if they were stomping their feet and refusing to work but my son has some additional needs and has a developmental delay. He does do the work but after a couple of sentences he is exhausted and just needs a break to refocus. Apparently that isn’t being considered. Is this really a normal, valid Yr1 technique or is it really something a bit wrong? My main concern is that he’s beginning to attribute finding the work hard to being naughty since the same punishment is given to children that fight etc. It’s also something that isn’t in any school policy... I know of one other parent who is concerned it’s causing her son anxiety about doing his work correctly since he’s terrified of losing his break.