Hi all! Yep, jumping on this bandwagon!
Third & final time with DS, phew!!
This is the first time I've started this early, I thought I'd try to make it far less stressful this time around, only gave myself 6 months with the other two & stress levels reached fever pitch at times
We've also started with the Bond books age 8/9, just doing these very sporadically, as & when he wants to really, luckily he's very keen at the moment. Nearly done those, so moving onto the rest of the ages as & when we get there. He uses Mathletics a lot & reads loads so I'm sure that'll all help. Trying to keep it all low pressure, won't use any tests until maybe the January of year 5.
Edited to add : I also am not really thinking about whether or not they change the format of the tests, I feel that by doing the Bond books and other Maths/English skills you must be covering at least some of what would still be involved within the tests i.e. basic Maths & English skills. That's also another reason why I personally won't touch any tests until nearer the time, just to save any confusion with DS as to what they'll be doing.