How do I support my child at home, during the forced school closure?
As you know we work very closely with our parents, in Year 5, as this is the time when many children and families are thinking about the 11+ Exam that is taken in the Autumn Term of Year 6. You may recall, there was a parents’ meeting, in school, on Thursday 12th September 2019.
This meeting was an opportunity for parents to explore the implications of the 11+ for their child and provided parents with useful information regarding:
We also looked at some additional materials that you may like to use to help to continue to support your child at home, including:
In addition, please use the FREE Verbal and Non-Verbal resources:
During that meeting, we also discussed the many Secondary School options available to our pupils, in this area and the ways in which you can continue to support your child, at home with their learning. This included:
Organising Home-Learning: Helpful Tips and Hints:
When completing tests from the Bond books, each test has 20 questions and lasts 10 minutes, equaling 30 seconds per question.
Once we reach May-Half Term, your child should have completed the exercises in the Bond Books and you could consider moving to the GLA Test Packs.
You can purchase packs for Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Each pack contains:
When you decide to use the test packs:
1. select the first 20 questions-this would be 10 minutes to complete the test; or
2. select 30 questions-this would be 15 minutes to complete the test.
Try to build your child's confidence and stamina, with the first test paper by selecting more questions each time e.g. Paper 1:
If your child doesn't finish the test-draw a coloured line where your child gets up to within the time then allow them the opportunity to finish the questions without a time limit.
Try to go through the answers to the tests with your child and address any misunderstandings.