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 Post subject: Susan Daughtrey
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:32 pm 
I've just noticed Susan daughtrey is recommended elsewher on this site for the Wirral-however not books 1-7-I'm confused as to which books these are-Are all of the books by this author in the bookshop on this site recommended ?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:54 am 

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Dear Denise

In answer to your question above and the one asked on the thread 'Questions'

Susan Daughtrey books 1-7 are not recommended for Bucks/The Wirral, they cover 40 plus different types of questions [35, but some are split into a,b,c ] The Books also come in Standard form not Multiple Choice [ M/C is approached differently to Standard form]

As Bucks/The wirral only use 21 types of questions, you can see that books 1-7 cover far too many. There are a number publishers that cover the required 21, so there is no point in using material that teaches your child approximately 19 extra, irrelevant types.

S.Daughtrey, however, has a series called Bright Sparks, which cover the exact 21 types....and are highly recommended

Follows a copy and paste of a post I made in the Bucks section, which is relevant to the Wirral too.

Any questions just ask...

The tests are published by NFER. They are Multiple Choice with 80 questions to be answered in 50 minutes

Publishers which currently cover the 21 types required for Bucks/Wirral include:
AFN, IPS, SUSAN DAUGHTREY [Bright Sparks only, NOT her books 1-7], THE TUTORS.

Shop bought NFER, only contain 15 types of questions…..it is therefore necessary to practice HIKNOS while completing these tests. [HIKNOS are 6 types as identified by IPS] You can check out HIKNOS by visiting The Tutors Demo CD Vol 1 types 16-21.

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/cd/the ... lume-1.php

I would recommend that you start by buying a method and technique book in order to teach yourself how to approach each of the questions [IPS]


IPS also publishes a book containing a selection of each type. Before you administer your first test, teach your child the types contained in that test using the IPS additional questions book, continue this method for the first few tests.


Use tests in the following order…..

1] IPS, 10 tests 50 questions, 30 minutes [shorter tests good to begin with]


2] THE TUTORS, 12 tests, 80 questions, 50 minutes…..these come as E papers or in packs of 4

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/books/ ... p?g=f&p=21

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/epaper ... =f&c=1&p=6

3] SUSAN DAUGHTREY [Bright Sparks only], 4 tests 80 questions 50 minutes [soon to be 8 tests]

4] NFER, 4 tests, 85 questions 50 minutes [remember to practice HIKNOS from IPS when completing these tests, also need to cross off the last 5 questions, as the real test only has 80 not 85]


Between steps 1-4 use the 2 CDs produced by THE TUTORS, Vol.1 contains 50 questions of each type. Vol.3 contains 12 tests. The CDs relieve the boredom of pen and paper tests, helping to increase speed and accuracy. They have received many good reviews.

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/cd/the ... lume-1.php

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/cd/the ... lume-2.php

Do not start until the New Year, between now and then [and for the rest of year 5] ensure your child reads out loud to you at least 3 times a week, making note of all unknown vocabulary. If you look at some of the posts concerning the 2006 11 plus, the majority of posters, mention vocabulary as being the biggest problem [and I whole heartedly agree]
See the following link, bottom of the page, for my list of words with an explanation of how to use flash cards as an aid

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/revisi ... wnload.php

In addition, there are 4 types of maths questions, they are not rocket science, BUT require an ability to quickly recall the 4 maths operations i.e. adding, subtraction, multiplying and dividing. The quicker the child can recall, the more time can be spent on codes [easy marks, but time consuming] Basically if you ask for 8 x 7 you want the answer 56, now not in 10 seconds time, once they know their times tables inside out and back to front [ up to 12 x] then division becomes easy. Adding and subtraction should be practiced using numbers under 150….try making up games, giving quick fire questions in the car, out for walks etc.

This forum is a wealth of information, look around, take note and get teaching! Any problems just ask, there is always someone willing to help.


 Post subject: S Daughtrey
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:26 pm 
This is fabulous-just what I needed to know. I didn't want to start buying the wrong materials. Re vocab-my friend also said the biggest problem his son had this year was understanding the variety of words-I've made flashcards from the word lists on your site and we are learning a few everyday-any he doesn't know he's making drawings on the back which help him remembering-seems to be working so far
thanks very much

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