My DD is in year 5. They are at the moment in the process of writing a talk for English (I think it is English, combined with Technology). My DD has been in tears before bed every night for a week about this talk. As well as Naplan last week she spent over an hour each afternoon on her powerpoint, as she missed out on computer time due to band practice.
Her issue is that she has to do the talk in front of the two year 5 classes.
She is a quiet, shy girl. She hates being the centre of attention, hates getting up to get an award at assembly.
In previous years she has managed to cope with doing the talk in front of one class (making it as short as possible).
I don't want her crying herself to sleep for another week. I have wondered about keeping her home the day of the talk.
I have started to write an email to her two teachers, but I don't know what to say.
Anyone with ideas?? Or what to write to the teachers??