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Which is best?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by sunnysidelady, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. sunnysidelady

    sunnysidelady New commenter

    Can I ask, which would you prefer to teach and which do you think would be best for the children: an R,1, 2 mixed age class or a 2,3,4 mixed age class?
  2. celago22

    celago22 Established commenter

    Both sound horrendous. Personally, I would never choose to teach a mixed class. It would potentially be easier to teach reception, 1, 2 together particularly if you can group children for phonics as some year 1s may not have passed phonics screening. Year 1 and year 2 maths is quite similar and you could really push the year 1s. I'm guessing this class has a very small number of each year group? Do you really want that workload? Planning for three year groups at a time for only a few children?
    I wouldn't teach 2,3,4 together, ks1 and ks2 in the same classroom just sounds awful.
  3. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    It strikes me that developmentally the difference between 4year olds and 7 year olds is so great it would make organising the class and teaching more difficult. than the Y2,3,4 mix.

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