Asalaam Alaikum/Hi all!
I have recently been getting quite concerned about munchkins school and the way they are teaching the children. Although munchkin is pretty advanced with her reading she seems to be struggling with the concept of money and this was pointed out to me at the parent consultation meeting.
Now since she has been to school I have seen no real evidence of them teaching the basic maths or teaching them about adding and subtracting. In fact I have gone out myself and got her basic maths books. But she is struggling and I think I will have to spend some extra time on it with her.
If the children do not know basic maths then are they really going to understand about different money and how to make up 18p or 19p?? Poor munchkin is getting really frustrated with it and I have had to take a step back with her to teach her about adding.
I don’t understand why they have added money to the mix so soon……..or am I just missing how important it is?
Over the summer holidays we read alot and the books they are giving her as homework are too easy for her. I pointed this out to them and they said they like to give her a few books at one level before they move onto the next.
She is finding level 6 reading easy as pie and frankly needs to have a book she can get her teeth into rather than just rattle off the words in 5 minutes flat.
Today I saw a note in her reading book about some guided reading they did: ‘H…… read it well and understood the features of an acrostic poem’.
Yeah that’s great but what the heck is an acrostic poem?! And why are 5 year olds being taught about that?
I had to google it and it is not as though I am uneducated and know nothing.
Should they not be focusing on the basic stuff??
And in her homework book it asks: ‘can you describe yourself using adjectives?’
Fair enough the homework I am meant to help with, but is it just me that thinks using the word adjective is complicating things? I am pretty sure we weren’t taught these things at age 5…or is it sooo long ago that I have forgotten!?