I'm just after a bit of advice or reassurance of more experienced 11 plus parents.
Ds is a summer baby, he has from reception been top set for everything, always been told he is working 1 and a half to 2 years ahead of where he should be. He's getting level 5s all round at the moment but I'm worried, he goes to an average state school. Is everything we have been told just relative to the peers he is with or do teachers have a specific criteria to adhere to. His school don't do yearly testing etc ( that I m aware of) and obviously he won't do his sats till next year.
We think he is bright ( but I'm biased) he mostly manages well with his 11 plus prep but he can sometimes struggle with very basic questions, even adding together two 2 digit numbers and simple multiplication.
Have you found that your dc achieve better results at school than they do at home.
One week he seems to have 'nailed' a topic but when I re introduce it a few weeks later it's like starting again... Am I been over critical and panicky??
I don't want to add any excess pressure to a 9 yr olds little shoulders but I'd like to think he has a fighting chance, on the plus side he doesn't appear to get worried by actual testing he just gets frustrated over some basic elements!
Thanks for letting me have a panicky moan !!!!
Any advice much appreciated