I know we have no crystal balls here, but those of you who are going through the new style CSSE 11+ this year, do you think the two continuous writing pieces will be in a similar style to the ones on the familiarisation paper? ie describe a pet/food/person/park etc and then write instructions how to brush your teeth/eat a banana etc Or do we think that they'll branch out into play scripts/persuasive writing/adverts and other genres?
Your experienced thoughts and musings on the matter would be appreciated!
I've no answers for you but just to share. We haven't done any practice on the continuous writing because our daughters school has started doing 'write for 10' every day.
So the teacher gives them a stimuli such as a picture, a piece of music, an object and they have 10 minutes to write a piece, can be a story, poem, persuasive piece, anything they choose. My daughters writing has come on amazingly in the last 12 weeks or so since the school started doing this.
Highly recommend this approach which of course you could try at home too.x