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I have succumbed!!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by tandemtinker, Feb 6, 2016.

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  1. tandemtinker

    tandemtinker New commenter

    I honestly have tried to teach S.P.A.G, imaginatively,and creatively (at times) to my Year 6....the very bright remember all the 28+ grammatical terms, but the former level 3/4s, still find recall beyond them......."Please Sir, what's a plural noun?" , and that after 4 months of quite intensive teaching! Therefore, reluctantly, I am resorting to "test practice", on the assumption that practice does get results.....I do realise that this will be a boring grind for the kids, but I will counter it by bribes, unashamedly!! Last night I scoured the TES resources and came up with an amazing set of spag tests by "luv2teach6".....and there, under " curriculum 14", is the answer to my prayers! The maker of this outstanding aid must have spent weeks preparing this, and although incurring a small charge, it will, I'm sure get my class prepared for May...poor kids!!!! PS Will this make me a "crammer" or just a teacher who gets good test results?
     
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  2. Studyzonetv

    Studyzonetv Occasional commenter

    Unfortunately it's the system we're in. I'm sure it's no different in other year 6 classrooms. Certainly in mind we're doing lots of Testbase maths questions and past reading papers. I guess there's nothing wrong in the children being prepared.

    This may help bring some life to the grammar:

    https://www.studyzone.tv/topic-grammar.php

    Lots of the videos include SATs style questions at the end. It makes it a little more interactive.

    Good luck - see you on the other side!
     
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm finding the same.
    The problem is we are trying to cram a curriculum that the children have not been learning for the past six years (as it is designed to be taught) into 2 terms and 4 weeks. I am doing the sample paper with my class next week and I am dreading it!
    Chin up though - everyone will be in the same boat and it will not reflect well on the government to have every child 'fail'. I predict a sharp decline in thresholds, which will come with the caveat 'It is the first year of a new more challenging curriculum'.
    Alena
     
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