Villagedad...you're back ! My DS2 will be taking it with yours and I've started with the Bond 10 minute books which he doesn't really mind doing.Reading every night if possible and discussing vocab and because I think his maths has dropped a bit I'm working through a year 4 maths book with him...and times tables of course !
It depends on your son's routine I think. Does he have lots of school homework already ? Will he go to a tutor ? Do you need to work on the basics or just straight in with the 11 plus stuff.How amenable to doing extra work is he ? Does he have lots of after school clubs to fit in too ? I think as you suggested before, devise a planner with his week .I'm thinking of doing this with my DS for Sept. He has Mon/Tues free so will probably do most then..a good go on maths topics and literacy, Wed and Thurs he has clubs so will probably just do reading those days...maybe times tables over the breakfast/ dinner table , Friday we tend to go out as a family and I think it's good to say that this day you won't be doing anything at all , and then over the weekend depending what's on and also when I'm working, maybe some of the online maths etc games....I'm hoping he won't mind !
From May/ June it is quite constant ( with practice books/papers ) but my DS1 knew it was important and also there was an end in sight because he only had to work up until September and then he also knew he wouldn't have to do that much in year 6...it was a definite help and a softener !