Sorry not to have replied sooner. I'm up too eyes in preparing all my pupils for a test they've got coming up soon!
Such a difficult question to answer!
It's impossible to predict what NFER Nelson are going to put in this year's tests. I've a feeling it won't be as hard as last year's test, though. It was SO tricky that too few children reached the required standardised scores and a few schools ended up with egg on their faces.
Having said that, my personal view is that you can't go too far wrong if you get your daughter to work through Bright Sparks tests 1-8 (although they aren't overly original and don't introduce enough new
vocabulary) and Walsh. Whether they are as challenging as the real test (paper 2) is anyone's guess. It's not worth worrying too much about it. Remember - if your daughter is able and finds it difficult, so will all the other girls. It's all relative.
There isn't a great deal you can do about a child's vocabulary in 4 weeks. Either she's read a lot during her childhood and developed a good vocabulary as a consequence - or she hasn't. Get your daughter to work through a few papers between now and the test and then cross your fingers. Be supportive and relax!
It's important not to get too stressed and neurotic. It may affect your daughter and she could underperform.
If it's meant to be, she'll be fine. Good luck.