Because I have taken DS2 out of school he needs to sit some entry tests in January. Being London, they are all selective and he has had no tutoring. His English and VR are strong but his maths is weak. His main problem is confidence
issues and he panics
when maths questions are put in front of him, especially ones in the written form. He needs constant reassurance and when I ask him to re-read
the question he seems to understand it - but I won't be there during the test.
Basically I want to know what a Year 3 boy is likely to retain in 2 weeks
. I need to teach him negative numbers, fractions (including lowest term), venn diagrams, time and basic division. I also need to incorporate these topics into written problem-solving questions.
I'd love some advice from any teachers or tutors, or someone who has gone through the same experience!
My use of bold. I think your answer lies in your question.
Work on confidence, you have already identified that if he does not understand a question read it twice.
Look at the new topics in a fun way with lots of praise.
Year 3? Don't get too carried away, boost his confidence look at a year 2 KS1 level 3 paper.
Focus on doing well in English and VR, and doing your best in maths.
Two weeks to go only three things matter Confidence, Confidence and Confidence!
Good luck, best wishes and seasons greetings.