bromley mum wrote:
I think the OP said they started Kumon 5 years ago. People who do do Kumon tend to start quite early. We didn't send any of ours to Kumon. Started a bit of work in year 4, just to keep on top of vocabulary and maths. Then in year 5 one hour a week for 11 plus related work. The bulk of the papers were done in the summer holidays before the exams. So, for a DC who is in year 3 at the moment, I would say just keep on top of whatever is being done in school, for example time tables etc. and encourage age appropriate reading, games to develop vocabulary and that should be enough.
Thanks for your answer. Yes that is what I have been doing, but the post just panicked me into thinking I should maybe be doing more as she is not in the top 5, just in the middle. I don't want to let her down by starting too late, but just didn't want to put too much pressure on her at such a young age. Very hard to know what is the right or wrong way to do it. There were lots of mums in my eldest childs class when he was in year 5 who heavily frowned upon any form of tutoring, so a lot of mums "pretended" their child was not being tutored at all, but then the children in the class used to tell my son that they did test papers at home all the time, so you don't know who is telling the truth half the time anyway. I think I will continue to do things the way I did with my son who did pass in the end with one years tutoring and hope I am not doing the wrong thing by my daughter by waiting until then.