My DS is in year 5 so were are in the middle of preparations.... you do need NVR books just to get him into NVR. I dug out a "how to do NVR" book I had got for my DD who is at CCHS and also some bond books for him to practice on daily. Some children get it more quickly than others but with practice many get it. It is English we are battling with, my Ds does not like writing even though when he has to he does it well. Motivating him is my big challenge. With my girls it was easier.... Just praying and trying...
My ds hates writing (dyslexic issues), we will be working towards taking CSSE in 2015, he is Yr 4 at the moment. Not sure if he will actually take the exam but we are working on it
DD will start at CCHS in September so he has a lot to deal with at the moment.
I have been doing Bond for maths and English with him. I need to start doing some VR and NVR - we have lots of NVR examples from the CEM exam prep. VR will be interesting - does anyone have any idea whether it will be the 21 types again but just a small number in the paper - are you making sure they know all the 21 types or just looking at some........ aaagh