I'll own up to be a Secondary Head of Maths - with a 5 year old who is being set 4 of the first 45 words each week to learn as spellings. We were on week 10 - and last week were on come said they & going. DD didn't get them right - although had spelled them phonetically correct. Obviously I am concerned (as she had been getting the right at home) but I am more concerned with the fact that the teacher wrote 0/4 you need to practise these NAME. Hmmm what are your thoughts? did they need to write 0/4 would the crosses have given it away.... and just given the same sheet to "have another go". Do all reception children get tested on their spellings - consensus at my school is that this was a bit "harsh"... would be grateful for any insight.