Many of you have bought papers from the internet or from the retail stores and that is great as the children need to keep practising but I would suggest you make them do no more than a couple in a week or they will get so stale and bored by the time they reach the exam proper they will not perform well.
I tend to suggest the following weekly work schedule;
- Two test papers; maths and verbal [following week non-verbal and maths or English if your area requires it]
- Bond 10 minute test [mixed set] one a day when they are not doing a test paper
- games from the website, coolmaths4kids, say two days out of the week
- plenty of relaxation and fun and play for the majority of the time
For the period of time from August Bank holiday Monday to the first day of term, do nothing, let them have a break, then give them a paper, one from each area and work through it with no time limit, just bringing their brains back into gear again. They will remember it all and it will come back with greater understanding,having been given the opportunity to rest in the head for a while.
So to all parents out there feeling as though they are sitting the exam themselves; its nearly here and nearly over and soon you can sit back and relax.........until the results are due.