I struggled last night and came to the conclusion "band" was a typo and should read "bond"
Also this puzzle gave me nam flashbacks to ds1 vr test for bucks!
Assuming there was a typo, the trick I used with ds1 was to make a letter grid, quickly and efficiently using the printed given middle word as the guilde, and the letter options found from the positions. Make sure they use block capital letters, and top and tail their I's so they do not mistake them for an L when they are solving the anagram from the choice of letters. To start with they can number the letters, until they get used to the process, but that should not be neccessary by test time.
When one word on the second side has more letters than the one wrapped round the clue, just work from one end and don't let it phase you, this is just a sneaky trick that panicks the kids the first time they see it.
A lot of the puzzles are about learning to write neat capital letters and numbers clearly as a guide to finding the answer. I had to get ds1 to practise his handwriting and number writing so much, to ensure he did not make mistakes.
I am glad these puzzles no longer feature in bucks, they can really make us adults frown can't they?.