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Yr6 starting secondary early...what do you think?

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by blazer, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    This would be great if the whole cohort from 1 primary all went to the same secondary and that secondary only had one feeder school.
    In practice secondaries get kids from many schools (we have about 15 feeder schools) and so the kids would all have different experiences of each subject and would be at different points as well.
    Brum tried something like this about 10 years ago. It was called a transition project. the idea was that after KS2 SATs everyoen switched over to the project. there were exercises and lessons in science, maths and english which were supposed to prepare the kids for their secondary schools. In the secs we had the follow on work which the kids would pick up when they arrived in September. Lots of money was spent (in my school at least) producing piles of resources from the packs ready for the off. 1st lesson in science my class looked at the stuff sideways! Of the 30 kids only 2 had done any of the work in primary! The whole lot got binned and we refused to take part the following year.
  2. zcsaa44

    zcsaa44 New commenter

    let them do bum wiping, they're kids.
  3. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    the sooner they get into secondary the sooner they will learn to be rude and obnoxious!
    probably better for the freed up year 11 teachers to go into primary and find out just how much the year 6 can do and just how much responsibility they are capable of taking!
  4. Totally agree. The best primaries do amazing things and too often kids regress in year 7 when us secondaries patronise them.
  5. bigpedro

    bigpedro New commenter

    Would you include the ability to read, write and comprehend in that statement? because we find out in y7 that many of them can't!
  6. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    and have you actually visited year 6 to find out why? Or perhaps how their teachers manage to get them to do so much more than they are deemed capable of in some year 7 classes?
    maybe the bullying attitude of some secondary teachers frightens them into that reptile brain response thing?

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