Thank you for responding, Fairyelephant and Yoyo
I think I can hardly believe that year 5 is nearly upon us. I see that blooming rollercoaster looming before us.
Anyone else got any success stories of a huge leap in SATS levels?
My youngest was never considered very good at maths at primary.....I walkways thought he had a " mathematical" brain but lacked confidence and some of the basics.....in year 5 he was a level 4b. He left primary with a level 6 - I know its not a ' real' level 6 - but now in year 7 he has just done his exam ( end of year) and is a level 7b - only 3 marks off an 7a and is nearly top of year.
What changed? Just doing ten minutes basics regularly and he got into some ' fun ' maths books like the number devil and also number games....... He also just seemed to mature and suddenly it all clicked. He loves maths now. I never, ever would have seen that coming!
So, FB, don't despair - get back to some of the basics and little bits fun practice - only a few mins a day and see how he unfolds...there is plenty of time to go up 3 sub levels.......