Suddenly DC is in Y5 .... and September 2014 doesn't seem so far away!
With DC3 (been through old 11+ system with DC1&2) it's a whole new ball game and the preparation/work to be done so very different!
Not a great story book reader (loves factual magazines) ... finds it takes a while to get into a story and gets bored. My DC could tell you about the Lancaster Bomber, it's mission in the Dam Busters and the speed to height ratio needed to allow the bombs to bounce across the water; but get them to read more than the first chapter of a story book - it's like pulling teeth. But we're getting there.
With learning new words & their meanings, synonyms, antonyms, heteronyms; maths - percentages, fractions, division, problem solving; english - comprehension/missing words; patterns/sequences ... albeit greadully so as not to overwhelm my DC ... it's a hard slog.
How do others feel?