Thanks for the comments. The worksheet was a recent one. She said it was done one on one with our son, which is why it concerned me that he didn't follow what she explained. When we mentioned the exercise to ds at home, he said he remembered doing it but didn't understand, but that's maybe just his way of explaining not doing it correctly.
Any tips for helping ds to not be so distracted? He does it at home too. I will be telling him something and he's mucking around. I pull him up on it and tell him it is important to listen. DH and I spoke to ds last night about how its important to listen in class and play time is when it's time to muck around.
Your observation of her rushing around in a disorganised way before school seems pretty unfair to me. This is usually the main preparation time for teachers and they need to use photocopiers, find equipment and supplies and deal with their colleagues and parents and students.
I realise this is her busy time, but the reason I mentioned it is that she is like this with the parent helpers too. She will explain to us what is to be done with the group that morning and often us parents are left looking at each other and asking what needs to be done? We often have to double check with the teacher or teacher assistant as it was explained in a rushed and flustered way.
I remember reading report cards my parents have kept from my school years and many had the comment 'is easily distracted in class'
And DH is a funny guy and always gets people laughing so I guess it's destined to be in DS's personality.
On the upside, I've got lots of activities etc to work with DS on based on the teachers comments. Just unsure about the distraction part. Much easier to keep ds focused at home than in a class of 28.